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WTS-Boston Recognizes Dianne Gunther and Anna Nadler as “Emerging Professionals” for 2015

March 5, 2015 05:30 PM

WTS-Boston acknowledges the importance of recognizing and supporting its members to empower the next generation of women to fully participate in our Chapter.  To this end, the Program for Emerging Professional Women assists in the development of the organization’s future leaders in the transportation field.  Accordingly, WTS-Boston has proudly awarded Dianne Gunther and Anna Nadler with this annual scholarship to participate in Chapter activities in 2015. Dianne and Anna have been identified as WTS-Boston members with great leadership promise, and the willingness to make positive contributions to the Chapter’s mission.  

These women applied for the Emerging Professional Program to engage in the broad range of networking and mentoring opportunities that the Chapter offers.  They will continue to develop and expand their leadership abilities, and give back to WTS-Boston, by becoming actively involved through a committee or special project.

Dianne Gunther currently works as a System Safety Analyst for the MBTA, where she performs system safety reviews of design and construction plans, prepares technical assessments, writes agency-wide policies and programs, conducts safety audits and inspections, and develops data collection tools and processes.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Cornell University and a Master’s degree in Transportation from MIT.  She worked for MassDOT’s Highway Division for a year as a Civil Engineer prior to attending graduate school.  Dianne is passionate about sharing her love of STEM fields with young women, and intends to contribute energy, enthusiasm, and creativity to Outreach Committee programs and projects.

Anna Nadler is employed by MassDOT’s Highway Division as a Civil Engineer/Construction Management Fellow participating in MassDOT’s Highway Fellowship Program.  This program allows Anna to gain hands-on experience through rotations in the fields of planning and engineering design, project management, construction, operations and maintenance, asset management, project control, and performance management of roadway, bridge, and tunnel projects.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont and held several research and leadership positions while attending school.  With her interest in STEM, Anna looks forward to acting as a liaison for WTS-Boston with younger girls through the Outreach Committee’s Transportation You Program or UMass Amherst Chapter.

When you encounter Dianne and Anna at Chapter events, we encourage you to give them a warm welcome to WTS-Boston, and share with them some of your professional wisdom and WTS experiences!

For more information on the WTS-Boston Program for Emerging Professional Women, please contact either of the Mentoring Co-Chairs, Holly Durso (hdurso@mbta.com) or Jessica Kenny (jessica.kenny@state.ma.us).



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