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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.

Our Job Listings page features useful links to job search tools, as well as a list of our awesome Sponsors! Our Events page features listings for all our upcoming events, as well as our calendar. Our Photos page has links to pictures from all our past events. Our Outreach page has information on all of our various outreach efforts to K-12 schools, colleges, and the public. And, of course, please Contact us for more information!

The Executive Board

Kirsten Kennedy, PE


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

Assunta Daprano, EIT

Vice President

A graduate from Drexel University ('16, BS in Civil Engineering), Assunta works for AECOM as a Project Manager in the Goods Movement/ Transit Business Line 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.

Christopher Medora, PE


A graduate of Villanova University ('18, BS in Civil Engineering, with minors in Mathematics and Theology), CJ works for AECOM as a Traffic Project Engineer.

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President's Message

  • Kirsten Kennedy, PE
  • August 9, 2023

Dear Philadelphia YMF Members,

In June we transitioned from the 2022-2023 ASCE YMF Board to the 2023-2024 Board. I am excited to see existing board members take on new roles and responsibilities and to welcome in our new board members: Emma Youngs (Gannet Fleming), Laurel Welch (Urban Engineers), James Stanton (TPD), Dan Bhaumik (Sam Schwartz), Ayesha Hassan (Michael Baker), and Tony Ableman (T&M Associates).

The ASCE YMF is such an amazing organization and I am excited to lead such an excellent board of 25 civil engineers.
As we look forward for the year ahead, my main goals are to:

1. Foster an inclusive environment for new friendships to form! The best part of networking is making real friends within the industry that we will grow and lead together throughout our careers.
2. Continue to feed the pipeline from the student chapters to the YMF. Adapt and change as member preferences change.
3. Make sure we are learning from each other and the projects we are working on, it is fun to nerd out together!
4. Collaborate with other professional development organizations to meet new people and share ideas.

The newest thing we would like to introduce this year are committees! For members who would like to be more involved without joining the board, there is now a new tier of involvement. You can sign up to be on a committee! Each committee meets once a month virtually and has various responsibilities:

1. Outreach Committee – Assist in planning outreach events, attend outreach events, provide ideas for outreach events.
2. Communication Committee – QC email blasts, newsletters, and the annual report. Provide ideas for social media campaigns.
3. Events Committee – Assist in planning events including contacting venues, event preparation and setup. Provide event ideas.
4. JEDI Committee – Help plan JEDI events and focus on creating an inclusive environment.

If you are interested in joining a committee please email myself or another ASCE YMF board member and we will add you to the list!
We have so many amazing events this year, I cannot wait to see you there!

Kirsten Kennedy, PE
President, ASCE Philadelphia YMF

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YMF members explain how ASCE benefits them

  • Martin Williams, PE
  • March 29, 2023

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 10 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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