Utah Engineers Journal 2021 Issue

27 Fresh Face of Engineering Nominee Mykel Vallerga Colvin Engineering Associates Nominated by ASHRAE Project engineer Mykel Vallerga personifies servant leadership. Her technical skills, attention to detail, dedication to successful completion of projects, communication skills, and ability to work with people make her an effective and well-rounded engineer. Mykel demonstrates effective interpersonal skills with diverse industry groups, including vendors, contractors, architects, and owner’s representatives. We look forward to her continued technical growth and professional success in the HVAC industry. Achievements include: • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, the University of Utah • Project engineer, Colvin Engineering Associates Mykel Vallerga Congratulations UEC 2021 Fresh Face of Engineering Nominees! Career highlights include the following: • She won the 2020 Engineered Systems, 20 to Watch: Women in HVAC Engineering Contest. She was featured in the January 2021 issue about her interests in sustainability, community impact, and the complexity of her skillset. • Her project portfolio includes the Salt Lake City Airport, the BioFire 505 Colorow Road, BioFire Manufacturing Facility, and BioFire Administrative Building, the University of Utah Fieldhouse Theatre, and the Utah Valley University Keller Business Building. • She is a member of the Society of Women in Engineering, ASHRAE, and ASHRAE Board of Governors, Utah chapter. She prides herself on seeking ways to leave a sustainable impact with every project she is assigned. • She is a high school volleyball coach for a local high school girls’ team. • She tutors local middle and high school students in math and chemistry, and she hopes to inspire her students to become future engineers. Wastewater Drinking Water Transportation Water Resources Local Government Development Building Inspection Surveying CM/Observation/Testing Environmental Forsgren Associates is a multi-discipline civil and environmental engineering consulting firm. We are passionate about protecting and enhancing community infrastructure while practicing sustainable development. engineering stronger communities 801.364.4785 ❖ Forsgren.com