We have an exciting line-up of speakers and panelists with a unique breadth of experience across the structural engineering profession for the 2020 NCSEA Summit.
Karl W. Reid, Ed.D
Executive Director | National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Karl was named executive director of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) on June 2, 2014. For the past 22 years, he’s been a leading advocate for increasing college access, opportunity and success for low-income and minority youth. He is the author of Working Smarter, Not Just Harder: Three Sensible Strategies for Succeeding in College…and Life. Dr. Reid is now supporting NSBE’s National Executive Board and the Society’s 25,000 active members in reaching the main goal of NSBE’s 10-year Strategic Plan: to end the underrepresentation of blacks in engineering in the U.S. by annually producing 10,000 black engineers in the country, by 2025.
Angela Heinze, PE
Associate | Thornton Tomasetti
Angela is an Associate at Thornton Tomasetti, with experience in structural and protective design. Angela graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College in 2004 and with a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering from Lehigh University in 2006. In addition to her work with the SE3 committee, she is a committee director on the board of Women@TT, an Inclusion and Diversity employee resource group at Thornton Tomasetti and a founding board member, serving as Chair Elect, for the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers (DVASE) chapter of Women in Structural Engineering (WiSE), also known as WiSE Philadelphia. Angela has also participated as an ACE mentor since 2018.
Tiffany Hwang, PE
Bridge Engineer | COWI NA, Inc.
Tiffany is a bridge engineer based in the Oakland, CA, office of COWI. Tiffany serves as the SEAONC SE3 chair, led beta testing efforts for the 2020 NCSEA SE3 Survey, and is co-founder and co-chair of COWI’s Women’s Network. She also volunteers as a statistics tutor for formerly incarcerated students at Project Rebound, which is a gateway to undergraduate education at San Francisco State University, and traveled to Rwanda to construct a suspended pedestrian bridge with the non-profit Bridges to Prosperity in 2019.
Rose is a senior engineer in Simpson Gumpertz & Heger's Chicago office. Active within the SE community in NCSEA and ASCE/SEI, she is the past chair of the NCSEA Structural Engagement and Equity (SE3) Committee.
Sabrina Duk, PE
Principal & Founder | Verahaus Structural, LLC
Sabrina is the founding principal of Verahaus Structural, LLC. She has a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree from the Pennsylvania State University with a concentration in Structural Engineering. Originally from New England, Sabrina's career has taken her to all four corners of the country working on various projects ranging from post-disaster investigations to new construction and historic restorations. Her goal is to elevate a client's experience working with a structural engineer and thrives on guiding young engineers along their career. Sabrina is an active member of her local NCSEA member organization and is currently the Chair of the SE3 committee.