Ada Liz Gabancho-Soto (B.S. Environmental Engineering, ‘14) recently joined the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) as a conservation crew leader. VYCC is a statewide nonprofit organization serving youth ages 16-24. This summer, Gabancho-Soto is leading local teens restoring historical trails at the Gettysburg Quarry in the Dorset Town Forest. Prior to joining VYCC, she was a Long Island Sound Water Quality Communication GLOBE Intern at The Nature Conservancy.
Jim R. Nichols (M.S. Environmental Engineering, ‘94) was selected as city manager for
Des Moines, Washington. He previously served as county manager of Douglas County in Nevada, Las Vegas deputy city manager, and assistant city manager in Midland, Texas. Nichols has more than 17 years’ experience in local government management with expertise in public works, engineering, public safety, community services, parks and recreation and capital improvement programs.
Rebecca Ruitto Hall, P.E., (B.S. Civil Engineering, ‘09) recently earned her Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) certification from the Institute of Transportation Engineers. A project engineer at Tighe & Bond offices in Middletown, this national certification recognizes Hall mastering the specialized knowledge, skills and abilities required for traffic operations engineering; she is one of only 21 PTOEs in Connecticut. She serves on the Board of Directors for Women’s Transportation Seminar Connecticut Chapter