Young Professionals

 

Rocky Mountain Water Young Professionals – The Future of Water

Empowering a new generation of water and wastewater professionals while upholding the values of AWWA and WEF.

Vision, Mission, and Values Statement
Promote Development: Providing meaningful opportunities for career growth and personal ambition.
Build Community: Fostering networks that nurture lasting relationships.
Provide Value: Helping members gain access to industry and educational resources.
Have Fun: Promoting a welcoming and enjoyable environment for all members.

Upcoming Events

Join your fellow YPs at these ACE19 YP & Student Events!
 
MONDAY, JUNE 10

FIRST-TIME ATTENDEE PROGRAM, 7:30–8:15 a.m.
Pre-registration Required. Stop by to learn how to maximize your conference experiences and develop lasting connections.
 
STUDENT/YOUNG PROFESSIONAL SCAVENGER HUNT, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Here’s a fun way to meet some of your peers and explore the Exhibit Hall at the same time. Your team will be challenged to navigate through exhibitors to find clues to be eligible to win great prizes. The Scavenger Hunt will end at The Expo Café inside the Exhibit Hall. Look for the Student/YP event signs.
 
LUNCH WITH THE BOSS: STUDENT & YOUNG PROFESSIONAL LUNCH MEET-UP, 11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Converse with a general manager of a water utility, a principal in a consulting engineering firm, the head of a manufacturing company and/or a USEPA regulator at this this low-key lunch meetup. This is a great opportunity for you to get face-time with water industry leaders. Registration is not required. Just show up!
 
LIGHTNING SESSION: FRESH IDEAS POSTER PARTICIPANTS, 3:30–5:00 p.m.
Join the best and the brightest from AWWA’s Sections for this new, fast-paced lightning session featuring the Fresh Ideas Poster participants. These students and young professionals won their Section poster competitions to attend and compete at ACE. Presenters will have 3-5 minutes to summarize their posters at the podium prior to the poster competition. Come support these impressive water professionals and explore a wide range of water industry topics and challenges.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

FRESH IDEAS POSTER COMPETITION AND DISPLAY, 10:00–11:45 a.m.
The future of water is here! Join the best and the brightest from AWWA’s Sections. These students and young professionals won their Section poster competitions to attend and compete at ACE19. More than 20 Sections will be represented.
 
AWWA’s CAREER CENTER JOB AND EDUCATION FAIR, 2:00–5:30 p.m.
Looking to start or expand your career or further your education in the water industry? Network with top companies and select universities in the water industry at the Career Center Job and Education Fair. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!
 
FUTURE LEADERS RECEPTION, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Create your future contact list at this reception. You’ll meet potential employers, future mentors, your work peers and new friends. It is your chance to connect with AWWA industry leaders. Learn how to get involved with your Section and AWWA. Open to all students and young professionals.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS (YP) COMMITTEE MEETING, 10:00 a.m.–noon
Join the AWWA YP Committee members to discuss conference activities, career connections, publication and scholarship opportunities, and student chapter assistance. This open conversation will help direct the future of AWWA's student and young professional programming.
 


 
 

Committee Members


Co-Chairs
Ashley Bradney-- HDR
ashley.bradney@hdrinc.com
Kristin Schwartz -- City of Thornton
Kristin.Schwartz@cityofthornton.net
 
Activities Co-Chairs
Jamie Langer -- South Platte Water Renewal Partners
Rob Staton -- Black & Veatch
Rebecca Erickson -- South Platte Water Renewal Partners
Julia Matton -- Black and Veatch
Sarah Vander Meulen --  Mott MacDonald
EJ Katsoulas – Tetra Tech
Martha Nunez – Innovyze
Amanda Smokoff - AECOM

Treasurer
Hannah Palmer Dwore- Raftelis

Communications Chair/Marketing Chair
Christine Sednek -- Burns & McDonnell
Ashley Waldron -- Jacobs

Membership Involvement Chair
Victor Sam -- Stantec
Awards and Publications Chair
Jenna Beairsto - Ditesco



Education Chair
Emilie Abbott -- Parker Water & San
Amanda Scott - Suez

Outreach Chair
Ben Miller -- Black and Veatch
Diane Roher -- Hazen and Sawyer
Shelby Berke -- Muller Engineering
Mia Yu 

Geographic Leaders
Colorado's Mountain Country: Andy Rossello -- City of Aspen
Southwestern Colorado: Keith Bowhan -- Bartlett & West
Northern New Mexico: Sean Menk -- Jacobs, Amy Reed -- Jacobs, Tyler Robinson – JCH, Inc
Southern Wyoming: Carol Kinzer -- Trihydro

Operator Liaison
Richard Stringer –Colorado Springs Utilities

RMWEA Board Liaison
Jamie Langer – South Platte Water Renewal Partners

Webmaster
Caitlin Kodweis – Hazen & Sawyer

Student Chapter Liaison
Dan Freedman – Metro Wastewater Reclamation District

Student Design Competition
Young Professionals Project Page