Having a hard time transitioning into a professional setting? Maria Claudia Reed, Wastewater Engineer with Brown and Caldwell, shares her personal transition experience and how getting involved with WEF has made her first year as a professional exciting and fulfilling.
Seven of WEF's Young Professionals flew in from all over the country to represent their various states, network at the YP Luncheon, and meet with their respective Members of Congress at the National Water Policy Fly-In, held in conjunction with World Water Week. Carol Kinzer, of the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association, shares her experience.
Steve Drangsholt, WEF Delegate of Brown and Caldwell, talks about his key takeaways from the WEF/AWWA Summit. Steve shares, "Being a YP in WEF has been a life changing experience that I don’t want to end. I have met some of my best friends going to YP functions and learned so much because my mentors have generously offered their time and wisdom."
At the beginning of 2018, 30 young water and wastewater professionals from Northern Virginia gathered for the region’s first Young Professional Leadership Seminar. The seminar was hosted at AlexRenew’s flagship headquarters building, located in Alexandria, VA. The event featured Karen Pallansch, the CEO of AlexRenew Enterprises, and Jeanne Bennett-Bailey, AWWA Immediate Past President and retired Manager of Public Affairs at Fairfax Water.
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