Christopher Quach, P.E.
City of Riverside Public Utilities – Water Division
Dear Younger Members,
Thank you very much for visiting the new ASCE San Bernardino-Riverside Younger Member Forum (ASCE SB/R YMF) web page! A very special thanks to the website development lead and YMF Vice President Jing Yang, this site would not have been possible without her and the support of the ASCE SB/R Branch & LA Section.
We hope our new web page will attract new members and facilitate our communications to everyone. If you are reading this, then you are probably interested in what we do. As Younger Members, we are highly committed to supporting the student chapters at Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Baptist University. Different types of events are held throughout the year by our Board of Officers, such as K-12 outreach, networking with local engineers, technical tours, and community service. We fight to provide younger engineers with a platform for leadership, career advancement, and community citizenship.
There is always room for more members and your involvement is more than welcome. We hold our board meetings on the first Wednesday of every month at the Michael Baker International Office in Ontario, CA. Please feel free to join us and get involved. Also, please sign up for our newsletter so you are kept up to date with the latest and greatest events information.
We are the future. Keep on inspiring, Younger Members!
Christopher Quach, PE, is an Assistant Water Engineer for the City of Riverside Public Utilities in the Water Planning & Resources group. Chris has been involved with ASCE San Bernardino/Riverside YMF since 2015 when he was recruited by Melissa at the After PE Exam Happy Hour. He has served in various positions such as Co-Newsletter Editor, Co-Secretary, and President-Elect. This is his first year serving in the ASCE SB/R YMF as President. Chris is most happy when he’s snowboarding, hiking, and traveling the world with his Fiancée (serving as YMF VP) who is also a Civil Engineer.City of Riverside Public Utilities - Water Division 3750 University Avenue Riverside, California 92501Ibrahim Ibrahim is a project geotechnical engineer working for Salem Engineering Group, Inc. He currently works on the geotechnical investigation, design, and construction of many retail, commercial and residential developments through southern California. He graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering. Ibrahim has been actively involved with SB/R YMF since 2015, and has co-chaired multiple social, community and K-12 outreach activities. He is actively expanding his involvement with ASCE and is currently serving as the ASCE LA Section YMF Liaison. He enjoys trying out new food, hiking, playing soccer and racquetball in his spare time.Salem Engineering Group, Inc 11650 Mission Park Drive, Suite 108 Rancho Cucamonga, Ca 91730Jing Yang, PE, works as a Transportation Engineer for WSP USA in San Bernardino, CA. She is involved in both road designs, and some project management tasks. Jing graduated from UC Riverside in 2013 with her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering, and from UC Berkeley in 2014 with a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering and Project Management. Jing has been involved with ASCE San Bernardino/Riverside YMF since 2015. She served as the Co-Newsletter Editor, and Co Secretary in the past years, and initiated the effort for this website re-design. Jing is very excited to take on the Treasurer and Vice President positions for this term.WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff 862 E Hospitality Lane, Suite 350 San Bernardino, CA 92408Yara is a Design Engineer at Mitek and focusses on repair designs of wood trusses. Yara earned her Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Cal State Northridge and pursued a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona. She is an active member of toastmasters and in her spare time, she enjoys jewelry making, reading and adventurous activities with her friends. She is currently serving as the co-secretary for ASCE SB/R YMF.250 Klug Cir, Corona, CA 92880Eric Aubry works as a Transit EIT in the Rail Group for HDR, Inc. in Riverside, CA. Eric’s day to day duties allow him opportunities to apply civil and rail design principles to the region’s railroad projects. Eric’s involvement began with the ASCE Student Chapter at his alma mater, Cal Poly Pomona, where he served as Outreach Chair and Vice President External. After a brief break, he has returned to ASCE as this year’s San Bernardino/Riverside YMF Technical Tour Advisor and Co-Secretary. Eric enjoys most things sports, outdoors, and/or travel related with the company of his family and close friends. Perhaps equally as much, he appreciates a good read, thinking time, and the underrated peace and quiet oft missing from one’s busy life in their twenties.2280 Market Street, Suite 100 Riverside, CA 92501Gustavo Gomez (EIT) is an Assistant Civil Engineer, who joined Albert A. Webb Associates (Webb) in February, 2015. Gustavo works in Webb’s Municipal Engineering Department. He is involved with the planning and design of public works and water resource projects, and conducts plan checks of water and sewer improvement plans for developments within the Jurupa Community Services District. Prior to his employment at Webb, Gustavo worked for the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District. His responsibilities included improvement planning for District operations, preparation of a master trail plan, and groundwater level measurements in the Bunker Hill Basin. Gustavo is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona where his course work included water treatment and distribution, as well as new and developing technologies in the water resources field.Albert A Webb & Associates 3788 McCray St Riverside, CA 92506Chris Casey is a Project Engineer at WestLAND Group doing site-civil engineering and land surveying on commercial, residential, school, and pipeline projects. He graduated from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona with a Bachelors in Civil Engineering and currently holds EIT and LSIT certificates in the state of California. Chris has become an active member of the ASCE YMF, and has become involved in student outreach and helping promote current members and encourage future members to get the most out of ASCE. In his spare time, he enjoys being outside and staying active. Exploring the California landscape on his road bike is one of his favorite activities.WestLAND Group 4150 Concours St Ontario, CA 91764Rolando has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Cal Poly Pomona. Upon graduating from Cal Poly, Rolando’s career evolved from working as a Cost Estimator for Construction to practicing Structural Engineering Design before focusing on his preferred choice of discipline practicing Land Development. His current role as a Civil Associate working for the Land Development department at Michael Baker International allows him to work on various aspects of residential and commercial projects including grading, utility design, and storm water management. In his spare time, he enjoys watching movies, reading books, and playing basketball.Michael Baker International 3536 Concours St #100 Ontario, CA 91764Nadia Mugisha is a Civil Engineer at Pacific Advanced Civil Engineering (PACE) and is the CBU Practitioner this year. Nadia is a CBU graduate herself and has been involved with ASCE since her freshman year in college. She has held various leadership roles in the CBU student chapter including Student Chapter President. Nadia is Currently working at PACE as a Design Engineer doing Recreational Water Projects. Fun Fact about herself, Nadia is from Rwanda and has climbed Bisoke Volcano twice reaching the top each time. The first time she climbed the volcano she was thirteen years old.17520 Newhope Street, Suite 200 Fountain Valley, CA 92708Jannet Loera Gutierrez is a civil engineer at WSP and she is the Cal Poly Pomona Co-Practitioner for this year. Jannet is a Cal Poly Pomona graduate herself. She started working with WSP as an intern and now has been with the company for five years working in different transportation projects. Fun fact about herself, she is the oldest of six kids, five of them have attended Cal Poly Pomona, and three of them studied (or are studying) civil engineering.3110 East Guasti Road, Suite 330 Ontario, CA 91761Alexander Liu (EIT) is a Civil Associate for Michael Baker International at their Ontario office. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Cal Poly Pomona. He commenced his engineering career in Land Development implementing grading, utility design, storm water and water quality management for a multitude of residential and commercial projects. As an active member of ASCE since his time at Cal Poly Pomona, Alex recently became the Historian of ASCE YMF in 2018. As a certified scuba diver, you can find Alex diving along the coast of Laguna Beach during the summer months or hitting the badminton courts all year round in the evenings.3536 Concours St #100, Ontario, CA 91764
My name is Mohammad El Hocheimi. I am an assistant engineer at WSP. I have been involved with ASCE since I was in College during that time I was the Fundraising Captain for ASCE Steel Bridge (2014-2015). At WSP I am part of the transportation group and my work involves designing infrastructure (Water, Sewer, Storm drain, sidewalks, Street Improvements) for local cities, agencies, districts and federal government. Fun fact about me: I am writing a book!.WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff 862 E Hospitality Lane, Suite 350 San Bernardino, CA 92408800 S Rochester Ave # C, Ontario, CA 91761
Past YMF Presidents
SBR YMF was established and created in 2004. Below is a list of SBR YMF’s past presidents. Name Year Ibrahim Ibrahim, P.E. 2017 Michael Andersen, P.E. 2016 Mark W. Swanson, P.E., M.ASCE 2015 Melissa T. Barbosa, P.E., M.ASCE 2014 Julianna Gonzalez, P.E., M.ASCE 2013 Helio K. Takano, P.E., M.ASCE 2012 Robert E. Vasquez, P.E., M.ASCE 2011 Jeremy S. Petersen, P.E., M.ASCE 2010 Edwin Quinonez, P.E., M.ASCE 2009 Komy Ghods, P.E., M.ASCE 2008 Alberto Martinez, P.E., M.ASCE 2007 David Garcia, P.E., M.ASCE 2006 Laurentiu Popescu, P.E., M.ASCE 2005 None 2004