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Engineers Without Borders


Rocky Mountain Professional Chapter

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Engineers Without Borders


Rocky Mountain Professional Chapter

ABout Us

The Rocky Mountain Professional Chapter of EWB-USA is a group of highly trained and skilled individuals. These professionals include engineers, scientists, policy specialists, attorneys, returned Peace Corps volunteers, public health practitioners, language specialists, project managers, and more.

Our mission is to build a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.

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Community Involvement

Every EWB-RMP project starts with the initiative of the community requesting assistance. RMP’s work begins in developing relationships with our community and NGO partners.

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Design & Implementation

RMP works closely with our partners to design appropriate solutions. After these designs are peer-reviewed by expert members of EWB-USA, local community volunteers construct the project with RMP oversight.

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Success

The community takes full ownership of the sustainable project as well as responsibility for all operation and maintenance. EWB-RMP and our in-country NGO partners monitor the system and provide guidance to the community if needed in the years following the completion of construction.

Leadership


Email the executive board at officers@ewb-rmp.org.

Leadership


Email the executive board at officers@ewb-rmp.org.

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Jeff Hargis - President

 

Jeff received his BSEE from The Ohio State University and his Master's in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado. He worked in computer hardware development at Hewlett Packard for 26 years, as an electrical engineer and engineering manager. Jeff is a certified PMI Project Management Professional.  He has served as an Engineers Without Borders Project Lead and has traveled to Guatemala with EWB.  Jeff is also very active with a Colorado non-profit called Trees, Water, & People (TWP), an organization that designs conservation projects throughout Latin America and on U.S. Tribal Lands.  He is currently serving as the President of the Board of Directors at TWP.

 

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Nicki Seminara - Vice President

Nicki received her Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from CU Boulder, and more recently her Master's degree in civil engineering with a certificate in Engineering for Developing Communities. She has worked with an NGO called El Porvenir in rural Nicaragua to assess the social, health, and economic impacts of their household latrines and community wells.

 

 

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Joe Adams - Treasurer

  1. Joe has a BSCE from WPI, an MSCE from Cornell and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard.  His 40 year Engineering Career took him to 30 countries.  His last assignment was President of the Design Consortium for the $3 Billion Third Set of Locks at the Panama Canal.  He is the President of EWB USA.  In 2017 he visited about 20 EWB projects in Guatemala and Nicaragua with a highlight being meeting the mayor of Joyabaj, Guatemala.

 

 

 

 

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Maggie Lewis- Secretary

Maggie joined EWB RMP in 2017 and works as a Civil Engineer with J3 Engineering Consultants in Louisville, CO. She has BS in Biological Systems Engineering with a focus on Land and Water Resources from Virginia Tech where she travelled to Kyetume, Uganda with the student chapter of Engineers Without Borders. 

 

 

 

 

David Heinrich -Quartermaster

David Heinrich (Dave) finally joined the Rocky Mountain Professionals chapter of EWB in 2014 after many years of intending to do so. He owns his own civil consulting engineering firm called Akamai Design, LLC and has previous experience as the Civil Engineer for the Town of Superior and an associate/project manager for a private civil design consulting firm in Boulder and a land surveyor in both Colorado and Nevada. He received his Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2000 and his professional engineering license in civil engineering in 2008.

 

 

 

Leah Pope - Guatemala Program Lead  and GIS Team Lead

Leah Pope, EIT joined EWB RMP in 2016 after moving to Boulder to be a water resources engineer at Lynker Technologies. She currently works on various flood, drought, and climate change analysis through modeling and geospatial techniques. She got her BS in Civil Engineering at Texas Tech University and Joint Master’s in Hydroinformatics and Water Management from the EuroAquae consortium coordinated by the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis. In addition to EWB, Leah also volunteers with Water Youth Network; a global community linking youth in the water sector. She has traveled to Guatemala with Engineers Without Borders and has served as fundraising coordinator and GIS team lead.

 

Colorado State Representative for the Mountain Region Steering Committee

Megan Fessenden is a biomedical engineer with 5+ years of professional experience in the medical device industry. Megan joined EWB in 2016 after moving back to Colorado. She is very excited to be contributing to projects that empower communities and improve peoples standards of living. Megan received her M.S. and B.S. in biomedical engineering from Saint Louis University and Boston University respectively.

News


Lastest news and updates from RMP.

News


Lastest news and updates from RMP.