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.

2021-2022 TEAM

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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/President-Elect

Max is a wastewater engineer in training at Brown and Caldwell in the Bay Area. He grew up in Southern California and moved to San Francisco in 2019. Max enjoys running in Golden Gate Park but not long walks on the beach. He enjoys coffee, beer, and a good joke. 

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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.


Garrett is a civil engineer at AECOM in Oakland. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 2020 with a B.S. in civil engineering where he was involved with ASCE and a member of the steel bridge team. Outside of work, Garrett enjoys being outdoors and reading a good book.

Marketing Director

Tatiana is a staff engineer at Ninyo & Moore. She graduated with a B.A .in geophysics from UC Berkeley and also has an M.S. in geotechnical engineering from UCLA. She likes to stay active, and mountain bikes, swims, and hikes in her free time.

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Anika is a civil/environmental engineer in training at Wood PLC in the Bay Area. She grew up in Philadelphia, PA and received her B.S. and M.S. degrees at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where she was actively involved in the environmental engineering student chapter. Anika enjoys sunshine & outdoor activities, making ceramics, and eating dessert  in her spare time.

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Professional Development Co-Chair

Marianne is a civil engineer at Kier and Wright Civil Engineers & Surveyors in Livermore. She is a Cal Poly SLO alumnus specializing in land development. Marianne was involved in the student chapter as well as other clubs. She loves going to the beach, cooking new recipes and socializing. 

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Professional Development Co-Chair

Joe is a process-mechanical engineer at Carollo Engineers in Walnut Creek. He was born in New York and grew up in Hayward. Joe studied at UCLA and UC Davis where he obtained a BS and MS in civil and environmental engineering. Outside of work, he enjoys saltwater fishing and hiking.

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Philanthropy Chair

Max is a wastewater engineer in training at Brown and Caldwell in the Bay Area. He grew up in Southern California and moved to San Francisco in 2019. Max enjoys running in Golden Gate Park but not long walks on the beach. He enjoys coffee, beer, and a good joke. 

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Social Chair

Claire is a structural designer at Degenkolb Engineers in San Francisco.  She grew up in Petaluma, moved to SoCal for her B.S. at UCLA where she was actively involved in the student chapter,  and returned to the Bay Area for her M.S. at Stanford. Claire enjoys cooking new recipes, finding new restaurants,  and  running in her free time.

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Mark Howard
University Outreach Chair

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.