About Us

“Engineering is the art of modelling materials we do not wholly understand, into shapes we cannot precisely analyse so as to withstand forces we cannot properly assess, in such a way that the public has no reason to suspect the extent of our ignorance.”
– Dr. AR Dykes

The American Society of Civil Engineers encourages young engineers, who are just starting their careers, to participate and to take advantage of networking opportunities in order to grow and develop as leaders in their communities.

The Redwood Empire Younger Member Forum (REB YMF), a branch of the San Francisco Section, serves the following counties in Northern California – Lake County, Mendocino County, Sonoma County, and Napa County. Throughout the year, we hold various social and professional events. 

Redwood Empire YMF Team


Jennifer Briggs

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Associate Structural Designer at MKM & Associates

Vice President

Dezire Perez

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Structural Designer at ZFA Structural Engineers


Sara Mathews

Cal Poly, Pomona
Assistant Engineer at City of Santa Rosa


Jaydan Gilstrap

University of Texas, Austin
Structural Designer at ZFA Structural Engineers

Past President

Erin Dupree

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Associate Structural Designer at MKM & Associates