Tasha M. Kamegai-Karadi

Status:
Awarded
Awarded:
Engineer of Merit
Nominated Categories
Young Engineer of the Year
Other Categories
Awards:

SWE-OC, Member of the Year (2014)
California Registered Professional Engineer (2013)
National Sci. Foundation & Ford Honorable Mention (2011)
Stanford University Graduate Fellowship Recipient (2010)
Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Mahalo Award (2010)
Chevron Scholarship (2008)
Bank of America Spirit Medallion (2007, 2008)
National Assoc. of Theater Owners Scholarship (2005)

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Candidate Information

Name:
Tasha M. Kamegai-Karadi
ASCE Member?:
Yes
Company:

Geosyntec Consultants
2100 Main Street, Suite 150
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Supervisor:
Education:

B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering- University of California, Berkeley (Honors)
M.S. Environmental Engineering - Stanford University

Experience:

Client Confidential, Puente Valley, CA: Groundwater Extraction and Treatment for Potable Use
• Assists with project management support for a $3M project
• Supports engineering design and client strategy

Paint Manufacturing Facility, Santa Ana, CA: Groundwater Extraction, Soil Investigation, and Vapor Intrusion Investigation
• Performed field investigations for a commercial property impacted by chlorinated solvents.  The field effort included soil investigations, groundwater sampling, and sub-slab soil vapor sampling. 
• Performed vapor intrusion and risk assessment for protection of commercial workers.

De Haro, San Francisco, CA: Vapor Intrusion Investigation and Sub-Slab Depressurization System Design and Installation
• Performed field investigation and assisted with site characterization and soil vapor extraction (SVE) design for a commercial property containing soil impacted by chlorinated solvents. The field effort included installation and sampling of sub-slab vapor probes and soil sampling. She also assisted with the remedial design, installation, and monitoring of a sub-slab depressurization system.

Alameda Point, Alameda, CA: Bioventing system for BTEX Remediation
• Managed the preparation of a sampling and analysis plan, waste management plan, and construction drawings to support the remedial design and remedial action work plan for three sites for the Navy.
• Evaluated the adequacy of the existing monitoring well network, developed recommendations for additional monitoring well locations, and developed procedures for sampling, analysis, and decommissioning of monitoring wells. In addition, under the direction of the engineer-of-record, developed construction drawing and specifications for a novel bio-venting remedial design approach for Site 13.

Client Confidential, Oxnard, CA: LNAPL and Pesticide Remediation
• Task manager for the remediation of an operating retail facility that formulates organochlorine pesticides and herbicides. The site contains a LNAPL plume as well as a fumigant plume near an existing mixing/loading pad area.
• Managed a soil gas investigation and performed a vapor intrusion and risk assessment for the protection of commercial works.
• Managed CPT/UVOST™ and LNAPL investigation and performed analysis and evaluation to develop an LNAPL conceptual site model

Jet Engine Testing Facility, Ontario, CA: Groundwater and Soil Gas Monitoring and Well Installation
• Managed tasks for a jet engine test facility with volatile organic compound impacts to subsurface soils and groundwater on and off the site. Tasks included groundwater monitoring and reporting of on and off-site monitoring wells, soil gas monitoring and reporting, well installation, soil gas probe construction, and well destruction.
• Task manager for well installation utilizing ARCH and Mud Rotary drilling for wells 340 ft bgs, installation of nested soil gas probes from 245 to 95 ft bgs, and destruction of six wells.

Former Bulk Chemical Repackaging Facility, Santa Fe Springs, CA: Groundwater Monitoring
• Managed quarterly groundwater monitoring and reporting, including the analysis of field and laboratory analytical data and the assessment of groundwater extraction system performance.

Navy, Guam: High Purity Water Treatment Facility Design
• Managed interdisciplinary team to design a high purity water treatment facility in Guam to support Naval operations
• Contributed and coordinated to conceptual design of the treatment system

Comments:

Tasha is very energetic, detail oriented, and thorough. Her happy nature and willingness to mentor others make her a joy to work with. - Brian Cozzens (Geosyntec)

Contribution to the Profession:

Ms. Kamegai-Karadi has contributed to the engineering profession in the following positions and societies.

Positions
2014-present: Professional Engineer, Remediation, Geosyntec Consultants
2013-2014: Senior Staff Engineer, Remediation, Geosyntec Consultants
2011-2013: Staff Engineer, Remediation, Geosyntec Consultants
2011: Water Resources Environmental Engineer Intern, Wright Water Engineers
2009 - 2010: Nuclear Engineer, Structural Analysis and Water Treatment for Submarine Reactors, DoD
2008: Health, Environment, and Safety Intern, Chevron Upstream Gulf of Mexico Business Unit

Society Affiliations
American Society of Civil Engineers
Groundwater Resources Association
Society of Women Engineers (OC Section VP, HI Section Professional Development Chair, ABJ Conference Speakers Chair)

Civic:

Ms. Kamegai-Karadi has contributed to the community though the Society of Women Engineers. She is dedicated to the advancement of young girls and women in the engineering and technical profession.

2014 - Present
Society of Women Engineers, Orange County Section Vice President

2013 - 2014
Society of Women Engineers, Orange County Section: Professional Development Conference planning committee member, Dinner Meeting Chair

2010 - 2011 Society of Women Engineers, Santa Clara Valley Section: Designing Women Co-Chair

2009 - 2012
Society of Women Engineers, Hawaii Islands Section: Professional Development Chair, Region ABJ Conference Speakers Chair

2009-2010
Women in Engineering, Engineers Week Chair, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard

Suggested Award Summary:

Tasha Kamegai-Karadi has made significant contributions to the environmental engineering field since obtaining her B.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley in 2009 and M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University in 2011.  After graduating from UC Berkeley, she worked for the Department of Defense as a Nuclear Engineer, performing engineering analysis for the Navy’s fleet of submarines stationed in Hawaii.  Additionally, she managed the design of a high purity water treatment system for reactor core cooling water in Guam.

After graduating from Stanford University, she joined Geosyntec Consultants as an Environmental Engineer in their Remediation Department.  With Geosyntec, she has contributed significantly to technical design and project management for large scale remediation projects in California.  Her projects have included assisting with design and management of a large scale groundwater extraction and treatment system for potable use, multiple vapor intrusion investigation and assessments, LNAPL conceptual site model, and groundwater monitoring.  Ms. Kamegai-Karadi is a California Registered Professional Engineer. 

In addition to her professional contributions, Ms. Kamegai-Karadi is dedicated to the advancement of women in the engineering field as an active leader in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).  Currently, she is the vice president of the SWE Orange County Section and has served as the Professional Development Chair for the SWE Hawaiian Islands Section.  Additionally, Ms. Kamegai-Karadi has organized multiple outreach events for K-12 students. 

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