Jessica M. Garcia, A.M.ASCE, has been appointed to the 2-year Younger Member Liaison position on the ASCE Transportation & Development Institute’s (T&DI) Board of Governors. Her term will begin on October 1, 2023.
Ms. Garcia has been a Transportation Engineer at Choice Engineering Consultants since January 2021, where she’s worked on a multitude of different projects. Her engineering experience involves fatal crash reviews, traffic operations and safety analysis, traffic impact studies, pedestrian/bicyclist safety studies, and planning studies. She is a Florida International University (FIU) alumna, earning both a B.S. (2020) and M.S. (2021) in Civil Engineering from FIU. In 2020, she received her Engineer Intern (EI) license and passed the Professional Engineer (PE) Transportation exam. She will receive her P.E. license in 2024.
A South Florida native, Ms. Garcia is heavily involved in activities in the Miami metropolitan area. She is currently the Vice-Chair/Chair-elect of T&DI’s Miami-Dade Chapter and has held several positions within the Miami-Dade Branch including Younger Member Group President, Younger Member Group Events Director, Student Relations Chair, and member of the Field Day Scholarship Fundraiser Committee. She is also one of the two Florida representatives on the Region 5 Younger Member Advisory Council (YMAC) and the Eastern Region Multi-Region Leadership Conference (MRLC) Chair, helping plan the MRLC 2024 in Miami. Ms. Garcia previously served as the E-Board President of the ASCE FIU Chapter (2019-2020), Conference Chair (2018-2019), and is continuing her role as Practitioner Advisor for the ASCE FIU Student Chapter.
In addition to her ASCE involvements, Ms. Garcia has engaged in humanitarian activities such as developing FIU Students Involved in Composting – a project aimed at improving FIU’s recycling program, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, conducting beach cleanups, and led fundraising efforts for the American Red Cross and the More Than Pink Walk.
In March 2023, she was announced as the recipient of T&DI’s 2022 Outstanding Younger Member Award.