EWB-USA NE Region 101 - Getting Involved in the Region: Bree Carlson (Boston Prof.), Julie Gagen (Boston Prof.)

Abstract: The EWB-USA Northeast Region was formed in 2008 to help facilitate communication between chapters and members within the Region, to communicate EWB-USA policies to members and chapters, to link student project teams with professional mentors, and to promote networking and education within the Region.  This session will discuss our goals for the upcoming year, and will highlight ways in which EWB-USA members can participate.

Biography - Bree Carlson:

Bree Carlson works at GEI Consultants in Woburn, Massachusetts, where she works on projects related to environmental remediation. She holds a BA in Astronomy from Smith College and a MS in Environmental Engineering from UMass-Amherst.  She has been involved in Engineers Without Borders since 2004 and served as the founding President for the UMass-Amherst student chapter.  She recently completed a two year term as the President of the Boston Professionals chapter and is now spending her time focusing on her roles as Workshop Coordinator and Co-President of the Northeast Region.

Biography - Julie Gagen:

Juulie Gagen, M.EWB, M.ASCE (Chair)

    Julie has been involved with Engineers Without Borders since 2005.  She has served in the chapter leadership for the UMass Amherst student group as Chapter President and as Project Manager for their western Kenya drinking water project.  She has traveled to Kenya three times, both through the EWB program and to work with a Kenya-based drilling NGO that designs and implements small scale community water supply systems for USAID.  After graduation, Julie became State Representative for Massachusetts as a member of the Boston Professionals.  She serves as the lead state representative in the Northeast, and has developed regional guidance and best practices for the role. 

    Julie has been involved with ASCE since 2005 as well.  She served as Secretary of the UMass chapter and attended a regional chapter leaders conference in 2006.  She currently attends Boston ASCE Professionals events regularly.

    Julie works for CDM, Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts as Environmental Engineer in the Hazardous Waste and Remediation Division.  She is currently serving as Co-President of the Northeast Region of EWB-USA and sits on the national Strategic Planning Committee.