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Young Professionals

Bhumipak (Luke) Auewarakul, E.I.T.

Luke Auewarakul is currently a Construction Claims Consultant at Capital Project Management, Inc. (CPMI) in New York City. He specializes in CPM scheduling of construction projects, along with analysis and preparation of delay and disruption disputes.  Luke has assisted in the evaluation of over $500M + in construction claims.

Luke graduated from Columbia University with a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering with concentrations in Structural Engineering and Construction Management. He was the secretary of the local ASCE chapter at Columbia University and a member of the Steel Bridge team representing Columbia University at the regional Student Steel Bridge Competition.

Jason Duque, E.I.T.

Jason is a field engineer for Gannett Fleming, after having graduated in June 2022 from the State University of New York at Buffalo with his concentration in structural engineering. He joined Gannett Fleming in 2020, as an intern, where he worked in Grand Central Terminal on an escalator replacement and Metro-North Railroads Sandy Restoration projects. He is currently working on the Penn Station Access Project as a consultant and staff extension to Amtrak, where he currently holds project engineer responsibilities but has also been involved with design coordination and document control.

Having joined his university's student chapter in 2020, he participated in ASCE CI Student Days 2021 and attended the 2022 ASCI CI & CRC Joint Conference where he was fortunate enough to meet Student Days organizers in person. As such they all demonstrated the value of the ASCE CI YPC and received him with open arms as one of the newest members of the YPC. After having attended the YPC Retreat in 2023, he is proud to have joined everyone else as a fellow YP and help contribute to the development of future engineers and construction professionals.

Bobbie Gilmour, E.I.T., CDT, ENV SP 

Bobbie is a civil and environmental engineer with experience in water and wastewater treatment, pumping, and pipeline projects. She works on planning, design, and construction projects for municipalities, including support for project task coordination, design and cost analysis, and document control/management and certified payroll for federal funding.

Bobbie's recent work involves providing third-party construction management or engineering services during construction; and she has worked full-time in the field on projects up to $350 million in constructed value.  She provides dependable, responsive field support to several project teams to coordinate meetings, organize documents and reports, support public relations, coordinate internal/external communications, and other project needs as assigned.

Bobbie is an associate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), including active leadership in ASCE's Seattle Younger Members Forum as the current President.

Emma Herr, E.I.T.

Emma Herr is a Project Engineer with Hoffman Construction Company, a general contractor headquartered in the Pacific Northwest. Emma's current project is located in Pullman, WA building a new terminal building for the Pullman-Mosocw Regional Airport. Emma also has previous experience in temporary formwork design and bridge construction. Emma graduated from Iowa State University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Certificate in Leadership. She attended CI Student Days in 2018 and has been heavily involved with the American Society of Civil Engineers Young Professional Council since 2019. Emma has held multiple positions within the YPC and currently holds the position of  Past Governor.

Hanna Hoffman


Hanna Hoffman, currently employed as an instructor at Oregon State University. Simultaneously, pursuing her Ph.D. in Engineering Education, brings a wealth of experience to the table. Her professional journey includes significant roles as a full-time field engineer and college intern with Kiewit. Hanna holds a master's degree in engineering management with a construction focus and a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, both earned at Saint Martin’s University.

During her time at Saint Martin’s University, Hanna was an active member of the ASCE student chapter. She contributed to various student symposiums and took on the role of host school conference coordinator in 2019. Holding positions such as president and other offices within her chapter, Hanna also participated in the 2019 Student Days program. Her commitment to ASCE continues, evident in her involvement in hosting the 2023 Student Days program and serving as a young professional (YP) mentor during the competition. Furthermore, Hanna is a member of the Construction Institute and holds the position of Secretary for its YP Council. She eagerly anticipates fostering connections with students through a competitive and realistic construction estimating competition at Student Days in California this year.

Ian McKane, E.I.T.

Ian McKane is currently a Civil Engineer with the Philadelphia Water Department working in the role of a Construction Project Engineer and Contract Administrator for drinking water treatment and water resources construction projects. Currently, Ian is managing a project that includes the replacement of a spillway for a high hazard dam in the city.  The project also includes the construction of a canal intake structure, and the preservation of a historic lock and gatehouse structure.  In the past Ian has managed and inspected construction projects at Philadelphia’s largest drinking water treatment plant.

Recently, Ian graduated from Villanova University with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering. While at Villanova, Ian worked as a Graduate Research Assistant studying temporal trends in sediment and nutrient transport in rain gardens. Ian also earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Rowan University. As a student at Rowan, Ian became involved with the Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Ian competed in the Construction Institute Student Days Competition in 2017. Ian is currently on the Executive Board of the ASCE Construction Institute Young Professionals Council as the Treasurer.

Nathan O'Donnell, E.I.T, A.M.ASCE

Nathan is a graduate from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He currently works as a Project Engineer for the Weitz Company in Florida. After 4 years of involvement in ASCE as a gator engineer serving as president of his student chapter and project manager of his concrete canoe team, Nathan is still active in ASCE with the Construction Institute (CI). As a student in the 2019 Student Days program, Nathan is now helping host the program and will be a young professional (YP) mentor during the competition. Nathan is also leading the charge to develop a student conference competition for the ASCE student conferences. He hopes that this competition will be another way students can learn about construction engineering and ASCEs institutes.

Nalah Williams, E.I.T.  

Nalah is the owner of Golden Mane Property Management in Dallas, Texas. Nalah earned her Bachelors of Civil Engineering degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2019. She works on site design, property management, and land development projects for residential properties and commercial offices. She serves as the Past Governor for the Construction Institute's Young Professionals Council. Nalah also serves as the Chair and Deputy Treasurer for the ASCE Dallas Younger Members Group. She is a member of the ASCE 2027 Convention Task Committee, as well. She was a participant in Student Days in 2019 and won the competition with her team! Nalah also enjoys designing custom homes for her private clients and hopes to have her own construction management company one day to build those very homes. She loves mentoring students and showing them the available opportunities for a young, woman of color.

Yishan Guan, LEED AP, BD+C

Yishan Guan is currently a Deputy Project Manager at AECOM in New York City. In this role, Yishan is responsible for preparing budgets and forecasts on key financial metrics and monitoring operational and financial performance for AECOM’s PM/CM services projects. Previously, Yishan worked as a Project Engineer at Venture General Contracting in Seattle, WA, where she coordinated with subcontractors, managed RFIs/Submittals, and facilitated the final close-out of multi-family, commercial, and life science projects.

Yishan graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s in Construction Management and Columbia University with a Master’s in Civil Engineering. She participated in CI Student Days in 2023 and has been involved with the ASCE Construction Institute Young Professionals Committee since. She looks forward to contributing to the planning and organization of the event and connecting with everyone.

Alexander Moreno

Alex is a field engineer with Stacy Witbeck where he recently wrapped up work on TriMet's A Better Red project in Portland, Oregon, and moved to Baltimore, Maryland, to begin work on Amtrak's Frederick Douglass Tunnel. He joined the company in 2022 as an intern after meeting with them at the Student Days. Alex graduated from Columbia University in 2023 with a B.S. Civil Engineering and in 2024 with an M.S. Construction Management, and was honored to receive the Campbell award. During college, Alex was deeply involved in the ASCE chapter on campus. He focused on providing members with improved resources and connections while supporting newer students in the program. He continues his involvement with ASCE through the YPC as well as the Government Relations branch.

Kayla King, E.I.T

Kayla King is a Field Engineer with KELLER, a specialty geotechnical contractor, where she plays a vital role in project planning, design implementation, quality assurance, documentation, and reporting. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Kayla is often found on job sites, with recent projects focusing on post-tensioned anchors and micropiles. In addition to her fieldwork, Kayla is actively involved in KWIC (KELLER Women In Construction), promoting diversity and inclusion within the construction industry. 

Kayla graduated from Rowan University with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and a minor in Sustainable Built Environments. Her involvement with the ASCE began in her freshman year, during which she served as the Senate Chair and was later elected President for two years. In 2023, she attended CI Student Days immediately after graduating. Passionate about mentoring women in STEM, Kayla strives to help students network, learn new skills, and grow professionally within the engineering community. She is excited to meet new individuals interested in the construction and engineering industry! 


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