Elyse O'Callaghan, Engineers Without Borders USA
Elyse graduated from the Marquette University Civil Engineering Co-op program in May 2014. During her undergraduate degree, she worked for CH2M HILL as a co-op in the field and within design teams, and also as a project manager for EWB-USA projects through the Marquette University EWB-USA chapter. After graduating, she moved to Guatemala to serve as a long-term volunteer in Joyabaj, Guatemala to complete long-term projects to improve EWB-USA projects with the area. During her time, she worked on monitoring and evaluation of the urban/municipal water systems, performed a municipal infrastructure analysis to identify existing infrastructure needs, and managed construction mobilization and implementation for her senior design team's 45-ft span concrete T-beam vehicle bridge.
Elyse will be presenting on her work and experience as a whole with an emphasis on construction practices on an EWB-USA project in Guatemala.
EWB-USA supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. EWB-USA's 14,700 members work with communities to find appropriate solutions for water supply, sanitation, energy, agriculture, civil works, structures and information systems. Within this context, the Wisconsin Professionals Partners chapter of EWB-USA has focused a group of five university chapters in conjunction with professional chapters and support in three municipalities in south-central Guatemala to better address infrastructure needs through greater collaboration with municipal officials and development initiatives.
5:00pm - 5:20pm: Meet and Greet
5:20pm - 7:00pm: Presentation
**Location will be provided in an update email**