History

ASCE Orange County Branch was established in 1953 and celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2013! ASCE OC YMF, was previously a part of MLAB YMF, in 1999 OC YMF started the process of establishing an Orange County Younger Member Forum. We were officially recognized by Society in 2003. Many have served and helped establish and laid the foundation for the excellent Younger Member group we have today. We’d like to extend a warm Thank You to those who have served as Presidents of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Orange County Younger Member Forum.

Maria Fong – 1999 to 2000

Abby Swaim – 2000 to 2001

Robert Trazo – 2001 to 2002

Pearl Abarca – 2002 to 2003

Sam Barakat – 2003 to 2004

Anh Ly – 2004 to 2005

Kathereen Shinkai – 2005 to 2006

Gary Gilbert – 2006 to 2007

Mario Lomeli – 2007 to 2008

Josue Vaglienty – 2008 to 2009

Jeannette Lindemann – 2009 to 2010

Andrew Pham – 2010 to 2011

Tricia Maruki – 2011 to 2012

Ravi Shah – 2012 to 2013

Gidti Ludesirishoti – 2013 to 2014

Remi Candaele – 2014 to 2015

Roxanne Follis – 2015 to 2016

Nestor Godinez – 2016 to 2017

Chuck Karunathilake – 2017 to 2018

Ryan Hankes – 2018 to 2019

Jazzy Quinabo – 2019 to 2020

Melissa Hilsabeck – 2020 to 2021

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Welcome to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Orange County Younger Member Forum (OC YMF)! For those who are new to our organization, OC YMF aims to help Younger Members grow professionally and serve the public and communities!

I am blessed and honored to be serving as President for the 2021-2022 fiscal year and contribute to the amazing legacy of OC YMF. A little about me: I work at Parsons as a Road & Highway Engineer and I am so grateful for the support, technical and soft skills I have learned through YMF to enhance my career! I have been in Orange County for 5 years now and love the community of family, friends, and colleagues that has grown over the years and enjoy all the fun things that the OC has to offer!

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Everything that we do would not be possible if it wasn’t for our amazing team of 40 board members! I am joined on the Executive Board by Past-President Melissa Hilsabeck of Port of Long Beach, President-Elect…

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