The ASCE Capital Branch meet in-person on Tuesday, September 19th from 11am-1pm at the Portofino Room (Paesano’s, 1800 Capital Ave, Sacramento, CA). This lunch gave members an opportunity to network, enjoy food, listen to a presentation by Engineers Without Borders, and see the new branch board members take office.

Capital Branch “Class of 2023” Life Members

Timothy A. Alderman, Gary A. Bechtel, Thomas K. Burke, Gilbert Cosio, Elizabeth B. Diamond, Bradley A. Friederichs, Jeffery A. Hallsten, Hsiaochi F. Huang, Michael H. Karoly, Tarek S. Khan, Sushi K. Kunnath, Jay R. Lund, Lachi D. Richards, Kumaraswamy Sivakumaran, Robert A. Stott

Featured Presentation: Sacramento Valley Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders USA provides humanitarian engineering across the world, empowering communities to meet their basic human needs and positively impacting the lives of nearly 3.5 million people. Since 2005, our local Sacramento Valley Professional Chapter has helped over 5,000 people in Belize, Kenya, South Africa, and Gambia! We partner with communities to provide clean accessible water, agricultural irrigation, safe sanitation, drainage infrastructure, and roadway improvements. We have two active projects in Nicaragua and Malawi where we use our engineering expertise to design and help build sustainable household latrines and a reliable water system for the local communities.

Micaela Robertson, PE
President of the Sacramento Valley Professional Chapter

Micaela has been a volunteer for the Sacramento Valley Professional Chapter of Engineers without Borders since 2019. She is a part of the design team for the Nicaragua Enoc Ortez project and traveled with the team to Nicaragua in April 2023. Micaela earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering at University of the Pacific and currently works at Carollo Engineers.

John McMillan, PE
Responsible Engineer in Charge and Construction Lead of the Nicaragua Project

John has been a volunteer for the Sacramento Valley Professional Chapter of Engineers without Borders since 2006. Since joining, he has worked on many projects including a drainage project in Sarteneja, Belize and he is the Responsible Engineer in Charge of the Nicaragua Enoc Ortez project. In April 2023, he traveled with the project team to Nicaragua to oversee construction of household latrines. John earned a Bachelor in Engineering at San Francisco State University in 1979 and worked at Caltrans for almost 37 years and High Speed Rail for 15 months.

Learn more about the Sacramento Valley Chapter of Engineers without Borders by visiting their website here.


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