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Read about featured Civil and Environmental engineering alumni:

Leslie G. Cohen, E96
Mrs. Leslie Cohen was recently named to Boston Business Journal's "40 under 40" list. She is the Senior Vice President of Development for Samuels & Associates where she specializes in suburban retail and mixed-use projects for the real estate development company. Currently, Cohen is leading the development of Barry's Corner Residential and Retail Commons in North Allston.

Ms. Gina McCarthy, EG81
President Obama named Gina McCarthy to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and she was recently confirmed in a U.S. Senate vote. McCarthy, who earned a joint M.S. degree in environmental health engineering and planning and policy, is the former EPA administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation. McCarthy was also named a recipient of Graduate Studies' Outstanding Service Award.

Mr. Anthony D. Cortese, E68, EG72
Anthony D. Cortese received a Lifetime Achievement award from the Environmental Protection Agency at the 2013 Environmental Merit Award ceremonies held June 26 in Boston. Cortese is a senior fellow of Second Nature, an organization based in Boston and committed to promoting sustainability through higher education. Cortese received another Environmental Merit Award on behalf of Second Nature, which was nominated in the EPA's Environmental, Community, Academia & Nonprofit category.

Dave Lattanzi, E03, EG05
Mr. Dave Lattanzi, formerly a structural engineer with Gannett Fleming, is now an assistant professor of structural engineering at George Mason University. He also recently became a new father to son, Alexander, on January 12, 2013.

Luo Yun, E12
Ms. Luo Yun recently joined the University of Texas–Austin's structural engineering program. She was also offered a structural engineer position with an engineering firm called CP&Y in Austin. In CP&Y's Bridge and Special Structures group, she has been designing a steel canopy structure, screening walls, and containment walls for a water treatment plant in Oklahoma. "It is almost like a super-long problem set, but I need to be more careful and check out codes and standards all the time. I am learning a new program called STAAD as well. I just got to their P-delta analysis part," says Luo.

Tim Nelson, E04, EG07
Mr. Tim Nelson is continuing to work as a designer for Degenkolb Engineers in San Francisco where he's been for nearly six years. "Lately, I've been focusing a lot of efforts on some large excavation shoring projects; one at Stanford University and another at UC Berkeley. Also I've been taking a number of seismic retrofit projects in Utah through construction administration. It's been pretty varied in my first five years, which I've enjoyed very much," says Tim.

Andrew Swanton, E07
Mr. Andrew Swanton received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 2012 and works as a product manager in at Danaher, an industrial water treatment company in Virginia. "I like my current role because I get to work on everything from digital marketing to business development," says Andy.

Meghan Pesch, E11
Ms. Meghan Pesch is working in CB&I's procurement group, working with engineers and project controls to buy equipment and material for several of EPC LNG plants and offshore structures.

Richard Enander, EG'01
The Occupational Health Administration (OSHA) as part of its National Emphasis Program to reduce occupational exposures to lead has included the automotive repair and painting industry sector in this effort based on the findings of Richard Enander's doctoral thesis "Lead particulate and methylene chloride risks in automotive refinishing" and two publications in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene and the AIHA Journal.

Jimmy Edgerton, E06
Mr. Jimmy Edgerton, director of jWEST Solutions in Washington, DC, developed a project for renovating a burned-out rowhouse that won jWEST a design and construction award from the District of Columbia Historic Preservation Office and Office of Planning. The project, which used renewable and green building technology, also won the annual community award from the Historic Mount Pleasant Society.

Erin Santini Bell, EG98, EG03
Dr. Erin Santini Bell, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of New Hampshire. was the recipient of the CEE department's 2012 Distinguished Service Award.

Lissa Robinson, E83
Ms. Lissa Robinson has joined the Portland, ME, office of GEI Consultants, one of the nation's leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, ecological science, and engineering firms. A licensed professional engineer and certified geologist, she has more than twenty-two years of experience in areas ranging from groundwater contamination to land-use planning.

Robert Fitzpatrick Jr., E81
Mr. Robert Fitzpatrick Jr., was recently named special counsel at WilmerHale.

James Stern, E72, A09P
Tufts Board of Trustees Chair James Stern, E72 A09P, joined Sol Gittleman, A85P, the Alice and Nathan Gantcher University Professor at Tufts, in launching the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York's Westchester King David Society university educational series.

Dr. Emory Campbell, EG71
Dr. Emory Campbell, President, Gullah Heritage Consulting, was recipient of the CEE department's 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award. Dr. Campbell is the Executive Director Emeritus of the Penn Center. In 2006, he was honored with the Carter G. Woodson Memorial Award presented by the National Education Association. In 2008, Mr. Campbell was elected chairman of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.

Bill Edgerton, E70
Bill Edgerton, received the 2012 Beaver Award for Engineer­ing from the Beavers Heavy Engineering Construction Association. He has worked in engineering for forty-one years. He joined Jacobs Associates in 1987 and served as company president from 1999 to 2011.