Becky received a BS in Civil Engineering in 1982 from the University of Iowa. She then worked for Corps of Engineers Omaha District for two years before earning her MS in Environmental Engineering in 1986 from the University of Texas at Austin. Since then, Becky has spent thirteen years with CH2M HILL in Florida and North Carolina before moving back to Iowa City where she grew up. Most recently, she has been with Stanley Consultants for sixteen years.
Here is what she has to say about her involvement with EWB:
"I have been part of the Iowa Chapter of EWB since the start. I was the first Vice President of the chapter. However, over all the years I had never traveled to El Salvador with our group until last May. My first trip there in May 2017 reinvigorated me, and I agreed to become the President of the chapter. I loved the people we met and am very impressed with the work that Mangle is doing. The way the communities have worked together to help each other and improve the environment is an example that we should be following in the US. I am looking forward to returning in February 2018 to continue our work. One of the things I love about our EWB chapter is working with students. Their excitement and enthusiasm remind me why I love engineering!"