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Rosa is a Transportation Engineer at the City of Lancaster. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from California State University, Northridge. Rosa first got involved with ASCE and Steel Bridge during college and enjoyed learning and creating new friendships through the student chapter. Rosa has worked in Transportation for 5 years and enjoys finding new way to apply her engineering knowledge to create a safe environment for everyone. She enjoys walking her dogs, road trips, binge watching shows, and her weekend DIY projects.

Rosa Orellana | University Outreach

LA Younger Member Forum


Bryan Palma is a Water Engineer with Water Works Engineering in its LA office and is currently working on various water treatment projects throughout Southern California to provide much needed water resources. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Davis and is working towards his PE license. Bryan Began his involvement with ASCE while at UC Davis through involvement in Concrete Canoe. Bryan is currently the K-12 co-chair and is very passionate about connection with students and getting them excited about careers in STEAM. Bryan loves competing in triathlons and going camping at various national and state parks.

Bryan Palma | University Outreach

LA Younger Member Forum


Mahsa is a transportation engineer at HNTB in the downtown LA office. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Civil Engineering and Urban Planning and received her Masters in Transportation Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle. She got involved with ASCE and concrete canoe her freshman year at UCLA and has been involved since. Mahsa enjoys traveling and exploring new cities and their transportation systems. She's also an avid movie-goer and enjoys photography, hiking, biking, baking, and exploring Los Angeles.

Mahsa Sheykhsoltan | University Outreach

LA Younger Member Forum

About the Committee


ASCE LA YMF supports the local university chapters as needed.  The university outreach committee encourages students to engage with ASCE and stay involved throughout the transition from academia into professional stages of careers.  LA YMF promotes professional development and fosters & facilitates interaction between students and the industry.  LA YMF offers mentorship and recognition to aspiring engineers.  LA YMF supports chapters through mock interview workshops, graduate school advice, professional licensure preparation, review of annual student chapter reports, promotion of student events, and funding. 

Sponsorship Form
Our Supported Local University Chapters



The ASCE Convention is the Society’s premiere membership event. It is the single annual opportunity where the entire Society joins together reflecting the breadth that ASCE encompasses.

• Learn about cutting-edge innovation in the industry.
• Participate in thought-provoking education sessions.
• Develop leadership skills that can further enhance
your career.

The ASCE Younger Member Forums (YMF) of the Los Angeles Section (Los Angeles, Orange County, San Joaquin, San Bernardino/Riverside, Santa Barbara/Ventura, and San Luis Obispo) have agreed to sponsor one college student to attend the 2019 ASCE Convention in Miami, Florida held Oct. 9-12, 2019. The recipient will receive up to $1000 in reimbursement for the cost of registration, flight, and room (all receipts required). After registering, the recipient will be reimbursed for registration and then receive the rest of the $1000 on the condition of later submitting flight and room receipts along with a summary of the event with photos. One will be required to return all $1000 if the recipient does not attend the Convention. Attending ASCE’s Annual Civil Engineering Conference grants you the opportunity to receive points for your Student Chapter Annual Report, not to mention the opportunity to rub elbows with the world’s best and brightest engineers!



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Listed below are the general requirements for applicants. The applicant must be:

  • Enrolled in an accredited university (provide proof of enrollment for Fall 2019)

  • Majoring in Civil Engineering or a related field

  • An active member of an ASCE Student Chapter



The recipient will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • 50% Written Essay

  • 40% ASCE Involvement

  • 10% Attention to Detail



Essays will be judged for originality, content, structure, and grammar.



Applications to open NOW!

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