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"“Being named 2018 WTS-LA Member of the Year is the first professional award I’ve ever received in my career. I will always remember it as the coolest and the best."

WTS-LA Member of the Year Todd Nguyen: Revolutionizing Outreach One Student at a Time

Being named WTS-LA Member of the Year means different things to different people. In fact, it’s as individual as the people who earn it. But one thread runs throughout every winner—an unyielding commitment to the betterment of the chapter and to WTS-LA’s mission. This year’s winner, Todd Nguyen, is no exception.

Outgoing WTS-LA President, Kathy Simons

Hello, I must be going. I cannot stay, I came to say I must be going. I’m glad I came but just the same I must be going…

Thank you to all of my WTS family for allowing me to work and learn with you in moving our mission forward. It’s been a helluva ride and again, I wouldn’t trade it in for anything. But I also want you to use my experience as a springboard. Thinking of serving as WTS-LA president? Joining a committee? Going to an event? Do it. Please, commit and take action.


Transportation YOU’s Empowerment Day Electrifies Students with Lessons Earned

Held on October 12th, at Caltrans District 7 Headquarters in downtown Los Angeles, Empowerment Day was designed to “expose student-participants to multiple routes of professional development for women in the transportation sector” and to “provide participants with key insights for successful access to the field” as well as “skills for navigating the workplace and academia as a woman and how to overcome commonly encountered obstacles.”


High School Crucible: Leveraging the Value of Transportation for Young Women

Doubling the number of scholarships this year from three to six, WTS-LA has awarded nearly $20,000 to high school students this year at the annual scholarship and awards dinner. Through two committees—Transportation YOU and the Scholarship Committee—WTS-LA is providing much-needed funding and support to help young women stay focused on gaining a college degree and entering the transportation industry.


A Thanksgiving Approach to Intestinal Fortitude

November Letter from WTS-LA President Kathy Simons


The WTS-LA Innovation Transportation Solutions Award: An Award Where Everyone Wins

Innovation isn’t enough. The WTS-LA Innovative Transportation Solutions Award must also add community value and make a real difference in the lives of its users. This year, WTS-LA found two deserving projects that fit those criteria and named each winners of the 2018 WTS-LA Innovative Transportation Solutions Award.


The WTS-LA Scholarship and Awards Dinner: Three of the Evening’s Main Forces

Congratulations to three WTS-LA 2018 award winners - Eric Shen, Carrie Bowen, and Todd Nguyen - and their unique ability to do something they appreciate that is truly worthwhile.

Education is the key to success and I wanted to show my children that no matter what is going on in their lives, it is important and imperative that they continue the learning process."

Succeeding by Degree: WTS-LA Directors Choice Tina Backstrom

Strategic planning manager for the Project Development and Coordination and Environmental Programs Group at Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), Ms. Backstrom always wants to accomplish more. She is a candidate for a master’s degree in public administration from Grand Canyon University. "This degree is one more step in my leadership process."

Ms. Lee truly does lead by encouragement and support. She also believes that WTS has played an important role in developing that leadership style.

A Vision of the Future: WTS-LA Woman of the Year Nadine Lee’s Plan for 2028

WTS-LA is proud to name Metro Deputy Chief Innovation Officer Nadine Lee as the 2018 WTS-LA Woman of the Year.

“…Part of Marissa’s passion for working in the field of environmental science is driven by her commitment to educate her community, especially women and those that are underrepresented in higher education."

2018 $3,000 SCAG Community College Scholarship Winner: Marissa Renteria

Studying environmental engineering at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Ms. Renteria's interests are vast, they are matched equally by her energy, work ethic, and commitment to her ideals. SCAG is proud to name Marissa Renteria winner of the 2018 $3,000 SCAG Community College Scholarship.

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