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WTS-DC Recognizes Scholarship and Recognition Award Winners, and 2016 Board Members

WTS-DC Recognizes Scholarship and Recognition Award Winners, and 2016 Board Members

On Tuesday, Dec. 6, WTS-DC celebrated its 2016 accomplishments, and honored its scholarship and recognition award recipients, at its annual holiday party at the prestigious University Club in Washington, D.C. WTS-DC would like to congratulate the following recipients:

2016 Scholarship Recipients
PhD: Yeming Hao, University of Maryland
PhD: Bridget Lewis, George Mason University
Masters: Rachel Lesniak, Georgetown University
Undergraduate: Edna Aguilar, George Washington University
Undergraduate: Elena Studier, George Washington University
Undergraduate: Nicole Wilson, University of Maryland

2016 Recognition Award Recipients
Member of the Year: Iris Ortiz, Senior Associate | Cambridge Systematics
Woman of the Year: Jennifer Mitchell, Director | Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
Employer of the Year: T3 Design
Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award: Veronica O. Davis, Co-owner | Nspiregreen
Innovative Transportation Solutions Award: FAA NextGen Weather Processor Project
Honorable Ray LaHood Award: Andrew Off, Assistant General Manager, Rail Services | WMATA

The WTS-DC Executive Board would also like to thank the following 2016 Board Members and Advisors for their work over the past year.

Communications Committee
Anne Carey, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Lauryn Douglas, AECOM
Danielle McCray, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

Corporate Relations Committee
Mary Arzt, Sharp & Company
Cherie Gibson, HNTB
Shelley Johnson, Sharp & Company

Diversity Committee
Anjuli Bakhru, Fehr & Peers
Natalie Draisin, FIA Foundation
Velvet Fitzpatrick, Transportation Research Board
Karen McCash, HNTB

Glass Ceiling Task Force
Tiffany Batac, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Jennifer Brickett, AASHTO

Holiday Party Committee
Sarah Hardingham, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Suzie Zimmerman, UPS

Hospitality Committee
Neela Babu, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Brittney Gick, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Maggie Hailemariam, Leidos

Legislative Committee
Isabelle Beegle-Levin, Transurban
Sandra Collins, AKRF
Valerie Southern, VJS–Transportation Consultant, LLC

Membership Committee
Marseta Dill, Federal Aviation Administration
Maggie Schilling, U.S. Department of Transportation

Mentoring Committee
Meredith Howell, U.S. Department of Transportation
Stacy Weisfeld, HDR, Inc.

Newsletter Committee
Emily Norton, U.S. Department of Transportation
Christine Sherman, RSG

Professional Development Committee
Cerasela Cristei, AEM Corporation
Neelima Ghanta, HNTB
Haley Peckett, U.S. Department of Transportation
Marita Roos, UrbanBiology LLC
Khatereh Vaghefi, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Programs Committee
Dilya Askaroff, Cambridge Systematics
Sophie Guiny, Booz Allen Hamilton
Monisha Khurana, AECOM
Bailey Lozner, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

Recognitions Committee
Katie Kraft, Thompson Coburn LLP

Scholarship Committee
Maheen Aziz, U.S. Department of Transportation
Amanda Wall Vandegrift, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Silent Auction Committee
Sarah Henly-Thomas, HDR, Inc.
Angela Martinez, Fairfax County

Transportation YOU Committee
Margaret Akofio-Sowah, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Jasmy Methipara, MacroSys

Margaret Ballard, Retired - HDR, Inc.
Cathy Connor, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Anne Stubbs, Retired - Coalition of Northeastern Governors




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