I graduated from Michigan Tech with an MS in Civil Engineering in Summer 2014. While at Michigan Tech I conducted my Master’s research under Dr. Pasi Lautala, focused on multimodal options in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I also participated in REAC and other rail related activities at MTU. After interning at Engineered Rail Solutions (ERS) in Illinois, I joined the transit team in AECOM’s Minneapolis Offices as a Track Design Engineer.

The Rail Transportation Program (RTP) at MTU provided me with the critical exposure to the railroad industry through networking and hands-on experience in design. This was instrumental in obtaining my current position and provided me with the tools to succeed.

I’m currently working on a Light Rail project which will connect the southwestern suburbs of Minneapolis with the downtown areas of the twin cities. This is a unique project which requires AECOM to work with sub consultants at the client office. My job on this team is preparing track designs and developing track details.  I also lead the track clearance calculations, which requires me to coordinate across different disciplines and ensure deadlines are met. I’m involved in the Graduate Development Program at AECOM which mentors young engineers to ensure a successful career in industry. I’m looking forward to being involved in all of the opportunities that AECOM has to offer!