Hello, my name is Sammy Alcaraz and I am excited to be the YMF Liason of ASCE this year. I am currently in my Senior year at San Diego State University. I was raised in both Sacramento and El Centro, California. Throughout school, I enjoyed math and science courses, which naturally led me towards engineering as a career path. I chose Civil Engineering because it allows me to positively affect the community and improve our society, as well as a personality quiz I took on the internet. I was led into ASCE when I met a past president who encouraged me to become involved in the organization. ASCE has given me the confidence to improve myself, both socially and professionally. I owe many of my successes to this organization and the family I have met through ASCE. I would like to make this organization an inclusive and open place for all members, so that they may gain opportunities to grow themselves as I did, and become great engineers.