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CRYMC Award Winners - Sarah Alvarez & Alexa Nichols

On January 10-11, 2020, the Multi-Region (Regions 3, 6, and 7) Leadership Conference was held in Detroit. At the conference, two of our Younger Members received awards at the Central Region Younger Member Council (CRYMC) Awards Banuqet. Sarah Alvarez was selected as this year's Oustanding Young Civil Engineer in the Public Sector, and Alexa Nichols was selected as the Outstanding Young Civil Engineer in the Private Sector. We are very excited and honored to have these rising professionals as members of the Houston Branch.

Sarah N. Alvarez, P.E., CFM, is a Project Manager for Texas Department of Transportation Houston District Hydraulics Section. She has over seven years of experience as a hydrologic and hydraulic engineer working on transportation projects in the private sector. Sarah obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and her Master’s degree from University of Houston. She has been in leadership roles with the ASCE Houston Branch since 2014 and has been on the Board of direction since 2016. She has previously volunteered on committees and as a committee chair with the ASCE Texas Section. She currently serves as the ASCE Houston Branch President-Elect. Outside of work and ASCE, Sarah enjoys spending her time playing soccer, biking the Bayous, and running.

Alexa Nichols, P.E., CFM, has over eight years of experience in the civil engineering industry. She is currently employed by EHRA Engineering as a hydrology and hydraulics engineer. Her experience includes a variety of drainage analyses; channel and detention pond design; hydraulic impact studies; low impact development analysis and design; and various other drainage and wastewater projects. She is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University. She served as the Houston Branch Membership Chair from 2016-2018, Social Media Chair from 2017-2018, VP Communications from 2018-2019, and is currently serving as Secretary. You can find her playing volleyball with friends, watching football and basketball whenever her favorite teams are playing, and travelling across the world.


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