August 4, 2015

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Tasha Kamegai-Karadi elected President of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Orange County Section

Tasha Kamegai-Karadi, P.E. (Huntington Beach) was elected President of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Orange County Section and will serve for the next calendar year. The Orange County section has 350 professional members from local companies such as Boeing, So Cal Gas, Fluor, DWR, and AQMD. The section performs outreach at local middle and high schools, hosts Girl Scouts activities, and awards scholarships to local college students; last year alone they reached more than 470 students. Tasha led the section’s annual Executive Committee Planning Retreat at the Geosyntec office in Huntington Beach, and the SWE Executive Committee strategized and planned a number of professional development events, tours, networking events, and outreach activities for FY16.

SWE is a global organization with over 30,000 members whose mission is to support women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders. The organization aims to expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and to demonstrate the value of diversity. By advocating for today’s female professionals and by encouraging future leaders in the STEM disciplines through their school outreach, SWE represents a valuable way for practitioners to invest in our industry in meaningful ways. Geosyntec has supported SWE through in-kind donations, conference sponsorship, and support for employee involvement in the organization.