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The Philadelphia YMF has three basic objectives: (1) provide networking opportunities, (2) interact with schools and the general public to promote civil engineering, and (3) enhance career development. We have lots of events going on to meet these objectives, and we encourage all ASCE members to participate.

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The Executive Board

Tim Abel, PE


A graduate of the University of Delaware ('15, BS in Civil Engineering), Tim works for Amtrak as a Senior Engineer of Structures Production.

Kirsten Brown, PE

Vice President

A graduate of Drexel University ('15, BS in Civil, and Architectural Engineering), Kirsten works Michael Baker Intl. as an Assistant Project Manager in Aviation.

Assunta Daprano


A graduate from Drexel University ('16, BS in Civil Engineering), Assunta works for AECOM as a Deputy Project Manager and project lead for the CSXT Public Projects GEC.

Kevin Walsh


A graduate of Temple Universtiy ('14, BS in Civil & Environmental Engineering), Kevin works for HNTB as a highway engineer in their Philadelphia Office.


President's Message

  • Tim Abel,PE
  • July 31, 2022

Philadelphia YMF Members,

June marked the start of a new term for our Board. I am pleased to welcome seven new members to our 25-volunteer roster: Zach Abbas (Gannett Fleming), Kerianne Chen (Traffic Planning and Design), Alexis Gawelko (Gannett Fleming), Kevin Malley (Philadelphia Water Department), Elvira-Marie Mikhael (Traffic Planning and Design), Matthew Reese (Urban Engineers), and Anthony Rizzo (Pennoni).

It's a privilege to lead this team of A-listers, especially as we transition out of the virtual environment that branded our last 2 1/2 years of programming. Our YMF’s core objectives are as follows:

- To supplement activities of the ASCE Philadelphia Section in furthering the Society's aims and programs, particularly with reference to younger members.
- To provide networking opportunities.
- To foster social fellowship among younger members.
- To interact with schools and the general public to promote civil engineering.
- To enhance career development.

Within the context of these objectives, our Board has a few specific priorities for the year:

(1) To increase our engagement with at-large members.
(2) To develop diverse and inclusive programming.
(3) To add to our student member initiatives.
(4) To partner with local organizations sharing mutual objectives.

My hope is that by operating through these lenses, we will bring professional and personal benefits to you, and ensure that your voices shape the future of this well-regarded engineering community. If you have any feedback, suggestions, or questions regarding any aspect of the YMF, please do not hesitate to contact me. On behalf of the entire board, thank you for this opportunity to serve you.

Timothy S Abel

President, ASCE Philadelphia YMF

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YMF members explain how ASCE benefits them

  • Martin Williams, PE
  • March 29, 2019

As a somewhat reluctant networker, ASCE and especially the YMF have been invaluable to me. They put me in direct interaction with my peers in low stress environments. About 6 years ago I met someone at an ASCE event that recommended a PE exam review course. After taking the course, I passed the exam on my first try. It just goes to show, you never know how valuable a new contact can be. As civil engineers I think it's important to interact with our peers and share our experiences. We should never stop learning and growing, and ASCE fosters an environment for personal and professional growth.

Martin Williams, PE
KMJ Consultants, Inc.

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