Thank you for visiting the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) San Francisco Younger Member Forum (SF YMF) website! We are a group of young professional engineers working to empower and stimulate the civil engineering community and next generation of professionals. We host a variety of events including technical presentations and workshops; student outreach activities; community service events; and networking opportunities. The latest information about our upcoming events can be found on the Events page, Facebook group, and email newsletter. If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page or shoot us an email. We look forward to seeing you at the next event!

Ho-Shing Chau, PE


Advance and promote the civil engineering profession by developing a strong network of peers, encouraging professional development, building ties with engineering students, and serving the public good.



Ho-Shing is a structural project engineer at Brown and Caldwell in Walnut Creek. He was born in Hong Kong, but he grew up in the Bay Area. He left the Bay for a short while to pursue his B.S. and M.S. in civil (structural) engineering at UCLA, where he was actively involved in the student chapter. Besides work and his involvement in SF YMF, Ho-Shing spends his time hiking and perfecting spaghetti sauces.

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Vice President

Anmol is a senior project engineer at Rudolph and Sletten with a background in civil engineering and construction management from Cal Poly, SLO.  A Bay Area native, she looks forward to engaging the general body members of SF YMF in worthwhile and exciting opportunities this coming term. Anmol is an arts-lover, enjoys curling up with a good book, and occasionally spends her Saturdays binge watching Law & Order SVU.

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Cristina is a Project Civil Engineer at Kier and Wright in Livermore. She graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Civil Engineering in 2015. While at UC Davis, she was a paddler and project manager of the concrete canoe team.  She has spent the last four years in Santa Rosa where she held various ASCE officer positions for the Redwood Empire YMF. Cristina enjoys hiking, swimming, skiing, making new friends and exploring the Bay Area.

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Karen is a structural design engineer at FTF Engineering in San Francisco. She grew up in Texas and graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering before pursuing her M.S. at UC Berkeley. She was introduced to ASCE at Northwestern, where she was involved in the Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe project teams. In her free time, Karen enjoys hiking, traveling, and finding the best ramen spots in the area.

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Marketing Director

Louis is a mechanical designer at WSP in San Francisco. He grew up in Los Angeles, South Korea (on a US Army base), and Davis. Louis has a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering and M.S. in Engineering and Project Management from UC Berkeley. There, he served in several ASCE leadership roles and met SF YMF! In Louis’ free time he enjoys playing tennis and watching soccer, the NFL, and College Football.

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James is currently a structural design consultant in Oakland. He was raised in the bay area and received his bachelor’s from UC Berkeley. James has previously worked in various design firms in San Francisco and the East Bay. This is James’ first year involved with SF YMF. His second full time gig is being a dog dad. He loved to indoor rock climb and hopes to do it again soon.


Kevin is a Site Civil Engineer at C&V Consulting. Raised in Orange County, he graduated this May from UC Berkeley. Kevin, a former engineer at EBMUD, managed TI project layouts in new facilities. He empowers engineers to develop modern infrastructure and sustainable communities. In addition to ASCE, Kevin is an avid member of the Urban Land Institute and NAIOP. After hours, he is an occasional salsa dancer/winemaker

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Professional Development Chair

Vimbai is a site civil engineer who is passionate about infrastructure. A Zimbabwe native and graduate of Stanford, Vimbai studied civil engineering and was introduced to ASCE her sophomore year. She actively seeks ways to engage, inspire and connect younger folks to opportunities in the built environment industry. In her free time, Vimbai likes to read, visit aquariums, watch and sing-along-to musicals.

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Social Chair

Tim is a project engineer at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services practicing geotechnical engineering. He graduated from Cal Poly, SLO with a B.S. in civil engineering in 2015. He attended UC Berkeley between 2017-2018 and graduated with an M.S. in civil engineering in 2018. Tim was involved with ASCE previously through Concrete Canoe. Tim enjoys backpacking and home brewing beer.

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Max is a wastewater engineer-in-training at Brown and Caldwell. Max was born, raised, and educated in Southern California. He attended UCLA for his bachelor’s (2017) and the University of Washington for his master’s degree (2019). Max enjoys running, disc golf, beer, coffee, and a good joke. He does not like long walks on the beach.

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Golf Tournament/Professional Development

Sara works as a structural engineer at Arup.  Originally from Boston, Sara got her graduate degree at Stanford University.   This is her first year getting involved in ASCE YMF.  In her free time she enjoys traveling, hiking, and learning how to play tennis! 

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University Outreach

Mark Howard is a transportation engineer at Fehr & Peers in Walnut Creek  who loves to nerd out on anything related to transportation. Mark was born and raised in the east bay area, and graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 2016. Mark originally became involved in ASCE at Cal Poly and enjoyed helping out the concrete canoe team. When not working, Mark loves to enjoy the outdoors.

Past President

Joyce is a transportation design engineer at WSP focusing on highway projects around the Bay Area. She grew up in Seattle and received her B.S. in civil engineering from Cal Poly SLO, where she was first involved with ASCE. She has served SF YMF through several roles as President, Vice President, Philanthropy Chair, WRMYC Finance Chair, and Golf Tournament Treasurer. In her free time, Joyce enjoys hiking and playing tennis and basketball.