We had many qualified applicants this year, and are proud to have selected the women below to join the Region A Leadership Coaching Committee. They will be a valuable resource for their sections and the Region for years to come!
Courtney graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering and will be working in the Water Division of Black & Veatch as a Civil Engineer in Sacramento, CA. Her previous SWE involvement includes serving as Section President of the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Collegiate Section for FY15, the Vice President of Member Relations at Cal Poly for FY14, the Tour Coordinator for FY13, and being part of the planning committee for the 2015 Region B Conference in San Luis Obispo, CA. In her free time she enjoys hiking, wakeboarding, wine tasting, and just about everything involving summer. Courtney is excited to be coaching the Sacramento State and UN Reno SWE Sections.
Heidi is an undergraduate student at Humboldt State University. She will be graduating in December 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Resources Engineering. She also works at the Natural Resources Conservation Service as an Engineering Trainee, helping agricultural business’ conserve their natural resources. Heidi became an active member of the Humboldt State University Section in the fall of 2013. She was the FY15 Humboldt State University Section President and one of two FY15 Region A SWE Future Leaders. Her hobbies include kayaking, backpacking, and reading. Heidi is thrilled to be the Leadership Coach for Humboldt State University and Chico State University SWE Sections.
Ishita graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Computer Engineering in 2015. She was involved with the Society of Women Engineers throughout her undergraduate career, serving as the Section President, Internal Vice-President, Secretary, Socials Co-Chair, and Historian of the Texas A&M University SWE Section. After graduation, she moved to California to work at IBM as a Software Developer and will be serving as a SWE LCC Coach in Silicon Valley. She hopes to assist SWE sections to develop essential leadership and management skills through consistent personal involvement with the officer teams. She is of Indian heritage but grew up in the Middle East, and moved to the U.S. for college. She understands the need for a supportive environment in a new place, which for her was SWE at Texas A&M. Ishita aims to assist women engineers in a largely male-dominated field so they can grow as leaders during the course of their journey through college and beyond. Ishita is delighted to be coaching the San Jose State University and Stanford University SWE Sections.
Be sure to introduce yourself to our new coaches if you get the chance to spot them at any SWE events! Also, we would like to thank our Team Lead, Cassi Janakos for her fantastic leadership these past 6 years. She will no longer be our Team Lead since she will be serving as the Leadership Coaching Committee Chair-Elect for FY16.
Lindsay Kammeier, Region A Leadership Coach