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If you live, visit, or even transit through Los Angeles, you have benefited from the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering (Engineering) and their award-winning, internationally-recognized work.

WTS-LA Employer of the Year: The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering – Leveling the Professional Field

The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering has been named the 2018 WTS-LA Employer of the Year. With more than 900 engineers, architects, surveyors, technical, and administrative professionals, Engineering is a recognized leader in the recruitment, retention, and professional development of female employees. City Engineer Gary Lee Moore has served as a WTS-LA Director at Large since 2005. He has encouraged active participation for all of the Bureau’s employees.

“Sponsoring a scholarship is an investment in our future. We believe that as industry leaders we must be cognizant of the fact that the future is now and we must act."

Louise Garside…Kathy Simons…Lynnete Guzman…

Founded by Louise Garside and now run by her daughter, Kathy Simons, LKG-CMC is a comprehensive program controls and document control/configuration management consultancy with extensive experience in complex transit, highway, public works, education, airport, and other infrastructure projects nationwide. This year, Lynnete Guzman is the recipient of the 2018 $5,000 WTS-LA Louise Garside Scholarship.​

“Urban planning is a tool to preserve cultures and empower underrepresented communities to remain, reclaim, and thrive in their own neighborhoods."

2018 $5,000 Louise Garside WTS-LA Scholarship Winner: Lynnete Guzman

Earning her master’s degree in planning at the University of Southern California (USC), Lynnete Guzman is not your typical student of transportation. For her, transportation is a vital element in an overall planning perspective, one where she has grand plans. WTS-LA is proud to name Lynnete Guzman winner of the 2018 $5,000 Louise Garside WTS-LA Undergraduate Scholarship.

While Access helps society through its work, it wanted to expand that mandate and decided to help LA County in another way—through WTS-LA.

With this scholarship, Access Services is providing a different kind of mobility…

Access Services provides seamless Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit on behalf of 45 fixed-route member agencies. According to Access executive director Andre Colaiace, "The transportation field needs a highly educated workforce and Access is proud to contribute in partnership with WTS-LA.” And this year, the inaugural Access Services scholarship goes to a most deserving student, Clare Blackwell.

“I want to continue to make a difference at the local level after I graduate from college, because I believe that local politics are often the most influential in making a change in people’s lives."

2018 $5,000 Access Services WTS-LA Scholarship Winner: Clare Blackwell

Co-convener of the student group, Designing Urban Spaces, Ms. Blackwell is well on her way to changing the world by starting locally. For these reasons and many more, Access Services is proud to name Clare Blackwell winner of the 2018 $5,000 Access Services WTS-LA Undergraduate Scholarship.

My daily commute on the Metro trains each day made me appreciate the mass transit system for its accessibility, affordability, and the diverse areas and commuters that it serves.

2018 $5,000 Jacobs WTS-LA Scholarship Winner: Emily Ng

An undergraduate student at Pitzer College, Emily Ng is double majoring in environmental analysis and sociology. Though she faced considerable skepticism from family and friends about her decision to pursue a career that was not in business, medicine, or engineering, Ms. Ng recognized her calling early on.


Jacobs Engineering: Improving the world one individual at a time…

A Trailblazing supporter of WTS International, Jacobs is also a Platinum sponsor of WTS-LA., Jacobs Engineering looks to secure the future of transportation by creating the $5,000 Jacobs WTS-LA Undergraduate Scholarship to help a promising young individual achieve her dreams. And for its inaugural award, Jacobs has found a perfect candidate in Emily Ng.

A master’s degree candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in urban and regional planning with a concentration on transportation policy and planning

2018 $5,000 Stantec WTS-LA Scholarship Winner: Cassie Halls

For her determination and dedication to transportation and her commitment to its use for the betterment of society, Cassie Halls richly deserves to be named the first recipient of the 2018 $5,000 Stantec WTS-LA Scholarship.

Launched through Stantec’s Community Engagement fund, the inaugural $5,000 Stantec WTS-LA Scholarship embodies Stantec’s commitment to making lasting connections to people and communities.

Stantec’s Community Quest: Doing Well By Doing Good

“At Stantec, we aim to make a difference in the places where we live and work,” explains Alfonso Rodriguez, Stantec vice president and Pacific Region leader. “We’re committed to connecting with our communities to help strengthen them in meaningful ways and are thrilled to support the future of transportation through the advancement of women. It is our honor and privilege to partner with WTS-LA to present Cassie Halls with a well-deserved scholarship and support her very bright future."

From the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ms. Kala sees her chosen profession as a calling.

2018 $5,000 Build Your Dream WTS-LA Scholarship Winner: Esther Kala

For her unyielding dedication to her dream, for her actions in making that dream a reality, and for her commitment to fairness and cooperation, Esther Kala richly deserves to be named the first recipient of the 2018 $5,000 Build Your Dream WTS-LA Scholarship.

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