My name is Katelyn Makanvand and I am in my third year at San Diego State University. I’m from San Bernardino county and unlike most of the other officers, I’m studying Environmental Engineering. I chose this path because in my high school Environmental Science class, I became fascinated with learning about ways I can help the environment with air pollution regulation and water treatment. My dad was also a structural engineer for quite a few years, so he had a great influence on me. Now, I am currently the Membership Chair for the SDSU ASCE Student Chapter. My main job is to manage new and current memberships as well as the membership funds allocated to the student chapter. I also am responsible for creating presentations about ASCE to show other students what it’s like to be a part of this organization. Other than being the Membership Chair, I am SDSU’s Concrete Canoe Aesthetics Lead and I’m one of the paddlers for the canoe. What I love most about ASCE is that it’s inclusive to civil, construction, and environmental engineering majors! I’ve made some great relationships through this organization, and I plan to continue to grow with ASCE until I graduate.