For Engineers Week 2017, New York State Capital District SWE Member Christina Minkler, PE, MBA and Sarah Bowman, PE, PTOE of CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA) created a video talking about the types of projects they work on, what they like best about being engineers, and practical advice for new and aspiring engineers. They discuss engineering’s impact on their lives, their community, and its contribution to the world around us.
“I love being an engineer – envisioning what communities can be in the future, solving complex problems, working with multiple stakeholders to find solutions, and seeing my work come to life and impact people’s lives," Christina said.
Sarah is a recent recipient of the Capital District Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Women of Excellence Award in the Emerging Professionals category. She is a traffic engineer at CHA and has a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She joined CHA in 2007.
About Christina Minkler
Christina is a Senior Transportation Project Manager at CHA. She joined CHA in 2014 after serving nine years as a Transportation Design Engineer and Project Manager for the Maryland State Highway Administration. Christina is an enthusiastic professional who takes great pride in improving the communities where she lives and works.
One of the firm’s highly-skilled Capital Region Engineers, Christina has managed many significant local projects including the I-787 Hudson Waterfront Corridor Planning Study and the High-Speed Rail projects for Albany/Schenectady Double Track and Rensselaer Train Station Improvements. She has also served on the ACEC NY Emerging Leaders Committee and as a panel member of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program for “Navigating Multi-Agency NEPA Processes to Advance Multimodal Transportation Projects” from 2013 to 2016.
Christina’s passion is working with youth and building the future of the engineering field. She dedicates more than 120 hours each year to the Capital District Future City® Competition, is a Society of Women Engineers Collegiate Leadership Institute volunteer, tutors Clarkson’s First Year Seminar students, and coordinates Engineers Week programs and outreach events.
Christina was awarded the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Partners in Quality Award for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Traffic Barrier Projects in 2011. She was recently named a member of the Albany Business Review’s 2017 class of 40 Under 40, which honors young professionals for their business leadership, industry accomplishments and community involvement.
About CHA Consulting, Inc.
CHA Consulting, Inc. is a highly diversified, full-service engineering and construction management firm providing a wide range of planning and design services to public, private and institutional clients. With technical personnel and offices throughout the United States and Canada, CHA offers engineering, architectural, survey, construction, and other services necessary to complete projects on time and within budget. For more information, please visit www.chacompanies.com.