WEAT and WEF Young Professionals seek to host and promote professional development events, to unlock opportunities for those new or newer to the industry to participate in WEAT events and become part of the WEAT team. There is emphasis on professional growth and community service through networking events, technical events, and community service events.

Dusek Kaylee

Kaylee Dusek

YP Committee Chair and WEAT/TAWWA Mentoring Program Co-Chair
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Elle Frier

Student Section Chair
Ruff Caitlin

Caitlin Ruff

Student Section Co-Chair

Mentoring Program:

The 2021 Mentoring Program (a partnership between WEAT & TAWWA) is closed for this year, please check back early next year!

Mentees can be young professionals or mid-career professionals seeking a support system for success and an accelerant for professional development! Mentors can range between young professionals willing to mentor college seniors and experienced professionals with decades of experience to offer.

If you would like more information, please contact Kaylee Dusek at Kaylee.Dusek@Kimley-Horn.com or 214-256-4909.

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Student Design Competition

The WEAT Student Design Competition gives students the opportunity to design and present improvements to a real-world wastewater treatment plant. Every fall, students compete to represent WEAT at the WEFTEC Student Design Competition. The prompts focus on different problems within public utility, and designs must meet TCEQ permit requirements.

Previous universities that have participated in the Student Design Competition include: Texas Tech University, University of Houston, Texas A&M University, Lamar University, Southern Methodist University, University of Texas at Austin, Tarleton State University, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, LeTourneau University, and Louisiana State University.

For more information, contact committee co-chairs Paula Monaco (pmonaco@plummer.com) or Daniel Roberts (droberts@cpyi.com)

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Paula Monaco

Student Design Competition Co-Chair
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Daniel Roberts

Student Design Competition Co-Chair


Will Chandler

Austin Section Representative

Suparna Mukhopadhyay

Dallas Section Representative

Marc Cashion

Dallas Section Representative

Kevin Flinn

Fort Worth Section Representative

Paula Monaco

Fort Worth Section Representative

Keval Satra

Houston Section Representative

Valetta Saldanha

Houston Section Representative

Lance Klement

Member at Large

Kris Kneese

Past Chair