Rotary Student of the Month (February 2013)
Aimee is a registered professional engineer with over 18 years of experience in Hydraulics and Stormwater Engineering including positions with; Bovay Northwest Consulting Engineers (Dames and Moore), Boeing, and Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). The majority of her career was spent working for WSDOT as a headquarters Hydraulic and Stormwater Engineer where she was responsible for providing statewide support including; design, research, training, mentoring, policy development, and final headquarters review. For 8 years, she was the primary editor of the WSDOT Hydraulics Manual and the co-editor of the 2011 Highway Runoff Manual. Aimee recently resigned from her position at WSDOT to pursue a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at the University of Idaho with an emphasis in Engineering Education, Water Quality, and Stormwater Management. She received her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Gonzaga University and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Washington State University. Aimee is also an adjunct member of the Civil Engineering Faculty at Gonzaga University where she teaches Stormwater Management.
Dr. Anne Kern, College of Education faculty member for the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene, says that Aimee has an incredible work capacity. She gets more things done in one day than others get done in one week. Aimee’s work is always of the highest quality and complete, she “leaves no stone unturned”! Aimee has great compassion, while being an overachiever, she has high expectations and is able to helps others achieve their maximum capacity. For example, she was able to push her fellow colleagues to submit and complete several scholarly publications that have all been accepted for presentation or publication. This is a high achievement for a first very doctoral student.