Meet the 2021-2022 ASCE San Antonio Branch Board of Directors

2021-2022 ASCE San Antonio Branch Board of Directors

Anna Leija-Olveda

President

Anna Leija-Olveda is a Structural Design/Construction Consultant in San Antonio, where she has worked on numerous commercial and residential projects across the state of Texas that vary in size and complexity. She received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from Texas A&M University in Kingsville, TX (TAMUK) in 2013 and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (TAMUK) in 2015 with an emphasis in Structures.

Anna’s involvement with ASCE began in 2012 with the ASCE TAMUK Student Chapter (sponsored by ASCE- Corpus Christi Branch) and has continued her commitment to the organization throughout her professional career.  She has served on the ASCE Board in San Antonio since 2015, where she currently serves as the ASCE- San Antonio Branch President, as well as a volunteer for the ASCE San Antonio Branch Scholarship Committee.  She has also been published in the ASCE-AEI Journal (2017) for her continued research in floor vibrations.

When she is not busy with work, learning, or volunteering, she enjoys traveling the world with her supportive and extremely patient husband.

Taylor Dawson, PE

President Elect

Taylor currently serves as both a Vice President and an Officer at Pape-Dawson Engineers. He leads several commercial land development teams and is responsible for the successful planning and development of some of the largest land development projects in San Antonio. Taylor is active in the community, serving in leadership roles at the Urban Land Institute (ULI), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Southwest School of Art, and the Chamber of Commerce. Taylor is a graduate of the Chamber’s Leadership San Antonio program (Class 43) and recently received the prestigious Young Engineer of the Year award from the Texas Society of Professional Engineers Bexar Chapter. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Brett Brunner-Caple, PE

Vice President-Programs

Brett Brunner-Caple obtained his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy in 2013 and his M.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of Florida in 2014. He served five years in the Air Force as a construction project manager before transitioning to his current job at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE), where he now works as a structural and forensic engineering consultant here in San Antonio. In 2019 Brett served at the San Antonio Branch ASCE Young Members President.

Vacant

Vice President Membership, EWeek Treasurer

Matthew Homer, PE

Treasurer

Matthew Homer has been involved with ASCE since joining as a Student Member while attending the

University of Texas at Austin. Matthew is a structural engineer with more than 11 years of experience

designing healthcare, higher education, and K-12 school buildings. Matthew has previously served on

the board of the San Antonio Chapter of the Structural Engineers Association of Texas (SEAoT). 2022-

2023 is his second year on the ASCE San Antonio Branch board.

Miranda Jennings, EIT

Secretary

Miranda Alvarado graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in May 2018. She now works on the Water Resources team at Pape-Dawson Engineers. Since graduating college Miranda has been involved with various volunteer activities at Pape-Dawson Engineers including serving on the Volunteer Council for two years and delivering meals to the community through Meals on Wheels. She has also served on the U30 committee for two years and been involved with recruiting at the Texas A&M career fair. In 2019 Miranda served on the ASCE San Antonio Branch Younger Members Board as Secretary and Treasurer.

Amy Stone, PE

Section Direcetor

I have been a member of ASCE for approximately 15 years and an active member of the San Antonio Branch for almost 10.  It has been my pleasure to serve in disparate roles from Newsletter Editor to Past President.  As Section Direction, I will endeavor to connect our Branch with other Branches and with our Section.

 

Mike Bratten, PE

Past President

Mike Bratten, PE has served on the ASCE Board and other chapter seats for many years. Starting out as the Outreach Coordinator, working his way up through Younger Members, and through the Chapter Board, Mike has been a part of this chapter constantly year after year. As a structural engineer, Mike has taken a lead role in his company and those same characteristics show while serving on the board. When not doing engineering or serving on multiple professional boards, Mike enjoys doing triathlons, woodworking, or hanging out with family and his bulldog Rocky who some of you have probably met at his office.

2021-2022 ASCE SA Younger Members Officers

Ethan Greene, EIT

YM Chair

Andrew Martinez, eIT

YM Chair

Chelsea Linwood

Outreach Coordinator

Chelsea Linwood is a Houston, TX native. She moved to San Antonio, TX to attend The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). She graduated from UTSA with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with honors. After graduation, she stayed in San Antonio, TX and worked as an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) in Land Development. Chelsea is currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration (MBA) as she strives to achieve her career goals.

 

Chelsea has been an active member of the ASCE – San Antonio Branch since 2018. She enjoys functioning as the Outreach Coordinator for ASCE – SA and helping the community. When she is not busy with work, school, or volunteering, she finds time to spend with her loved ones. 

Omar Espinosa

Student Liason

Dr. Craig Quadrato, PE

Practitioner Advisor

Dr. Craig Quadrato is a Senior Associate for Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE) in San Antonio Texas. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy (USMA) in 1991, M.S. degrees in Engineering Management from University of Missouri Science and Technology in 1996, Structural Engineering and Construction Engineering Management from Stanford University in 2001, and a Ph.D. degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010.

Craig was an active duty military engineer officer for 25 years including serving as a construction engineer officer in Afghanistan for two tours and nine years as a member of the USMA faculty. He taught courses in basic mechanics, structural steel and wood design, and structural system design. He has conducted extensive research in the area of structural stability for plate girder bridges and published numerous papers and given many presentations on the topic.

In his current position with WJE, he heads the structural engineering practice in the San Antonio office and has conducted numerous assessments, investigations, and evaluations for existing structures in Austin, San Antonio, and the surrounding areas. He is an active member of the American Institute of Steel Construction where he currently serves as a member of the Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC) Executive Committee, Chair of the SSRC Committee on Stability Education, and as a member of the National Student Steel Bridge Competition Rules Committee.