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WE NEED YOU!

Help Shape the Future of WTS SF Bay Area

We need your ideas, your creativity…we need YOU!

Ever wonder how the WTS San Francisco Bay Area chapter operates? How the programs and activities are planned? How the Annual Event comes together? How the funds are managed? The answer is volunteer power.

If you have a burning desire to change or improve something, or simply just want to get more involved in WTS, then step up to the plate! Now is your chance to help shape the future of this dynamic chapter. It’s also a great opportunity to meet people and make new friends.

Several committees are seeking members to help them carry out their goals. If you want to know more about a particular committee and what all is involved to be a committee member, reach out to the various contacts below. We would be delighted to chat with anyone who is interested.


Committee 

Annual Event - The group plans and coordinates the chapter’s biggest event of the year, which generates scholarship funding for young women and honors award recipients.

Committee Needs

Volunteers are needed to help with tasks leading up to the event and on the day-of, such as name tag stuffing, media creation, venue set-up, and guest registration

Chairs 
Jasmin Mejia – jasmin.mejia@jacobs.com

Taylor McAdams - T.McAdam@fehrandpeers.com


Committee 

Communications - This committee promotes all the chapter’s activities and communicates with members, our corporate and agency partners, and the transportation community at large

Committee Needs

Assistance is needed with: improving and maintaining the website; quarterly newsletter; email and social media communications; and overall strategies to improve reach.

Chair

Brandi Childress – brandi.childress@vta.org


Committee

Programs and Events - With a broad scope of responsibilities, this group has several leads to coordinate the chapter’s most visible feature – our programs and events. These include professional development, special events and technical programs held throughout the Bay Area (San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Monterey).

Committee Needs

Volunteers are needed to help plan interesting programs, assist with logistics, and create name tags (using an Eventbrite web base) for the various events.

Chair 

Sarah Goldspink sarah.goldspink@mottmac.com


Committee 

Professional Development

Chair 

Jaspreet Dhillon - jaspreet.dhillon@ibigroup.com


Committee

Scholarships - The committee promotes educational pursuits of the transportation fields by publicizing and soliciting applications for the chapter scholarships. They review applications, recommend recipients, and present the awards at the Annual Event.

Committee Needs

The chair is interested in revamping the scholarship program and is particularly interested in increasing the number of applications across a broader geographical area. Committee members across the chapter area are needed.

Chair 

Marcella Rensi – Marcella.Rensi@vta.org


Committee

Transportation YOU - Transportation YOU is a hands-on, interactive, mentoring program that offers young girls ages 13-18 an introduction to a wide variety of transportation careers. The chapter partners with Girls, Inc.

Committee Needs

New committee members are needed to help plan and execute the program: including field trips, mentorship program, assist with Engineer’s Week events that occur in February annually, and perform outreach to increase visibility of TYOU programs.

Chair 
Judy Kaur -- Jatinder.Kaur@vta.org

Committee

Women’s Leadership Series - This committee helps organize a number of Leadership Program opportunities to WTS members. It has become one of the more popular opportunities for the chapter and as popularity grows, so do the needs to help manage the effort.

Committee Needs

Additional committee members are needed to help build a website presence and assist with graphic design and collateral production.

Chair

Rachael Keish - rachael@keishenv.com


Committee

Membership - The Membership team bears the responsibility of identifying and expanding our membership base via a plan to improve member participation and satisfaction.

Committee Needs

Assistance is sought to track and report membership numbers and status; conduct surveys and other assessments and hosting events such as “Meet WTS”.

Chair

Myat Ohn - myat.ohn@jacobs.com


Committee

Diversity and Inclusion - WTS SF Bay Area Chapter created the diversity and inclusion committee about two years ago. Our committee is devoted in identifying opportunities for education and growth to promote diversity within our chapter and the community of professionals and organizations that we serve in the greater Bay Area.

Committee Needs

Volunteers welcome to join the help collaborate with other committees to implement our vision and organize forums for change.

Chairs

Natasha Walia - Natasha.walia@jacobs.com

Shari Tavafrashti - shariatstrada@gmail.com