Orange County Branch Newsletter

September 2022

ASCE OC Mentorship Program

First Day of Summer Happy Hour

By JR Lagade, PE | Mentorship Committee Co-Chair

On June 22, technically the second day of summer, the ASCE OC Mentorship Program hosted another informal happy hour with current, past, and hopeful Mentorship Program participants. An intimate gathering of eight engineers and one beautiful baby enjoyed the start of summer at Brewery X in Anaheim. While stocks and crypto may be crashing, the engineering industry was and is still in full swing, and it was reassuring to see that our hard-working engineers were taking a break to meet in person over some cervezas and pizza. Stories were shared, updates were made, and a baby enjoyed perhaps her first steps into the engineering world!

Mentorship Program attendees enjoying a fine sunset at Brewery X.

About the Author:

JR Lagade is a Dam Safety / Water Resources Engineer at Black & Veatch. Surfer by morning, an engineer by day, and DJ by night - you'll never know where you see JR next. At the very least, you know you'll have tons of fun. JR and the Mentorship Committee can be contacted at


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