Chair’s Message

Hello AEG Bay Area members and interested parties, 

I wanted to thank you for your interest and participation in AEG’s Bay Area Chapter and for choosing me as your 2022 – 2024 chair. While the world has changed significantly over the past 2.5 years, AEG Bay Area has continued to host meetings (virtual and in person), grow membership, and bring in a new generation of board members. 

For December, we have two events to announce: 

  • In-person trivia happy hour in Oakland on Thursday, December 8th. The event is free and includes a free drink for active AEG members. Please RSVP in advance here: Happy Hour and Trivia Event
  • The Professional Environmental Marketing Association and Groundwater Resources Association of California are hosting a holiday mixer at Scott’s Seafood in Oakland on March 13th from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. More information on that here: PEMA Holiday Mixer

As incoming chair, I am interested in hearing what our community is most interested in seeing from AEG, and building an event schedule around that. Would you please take 10 minutes to fill out this survey? Our goal for 2022 – 2023 is to adapt to the post-COVID world and increase community engagement. 

For 2023, we have several events planned (see meeting schedule here). These events include virtual meetings, field trips, and in person meetings.

Speaking of getting involved with AEG, I would like to thank our new and returning board members for volunteering their time and energy to keep AEG Bay Area moving forward. 

Nathan Rodriguez (Vice Chair, Municon West Coast), Kelley Shaw (Treasurer, Slate Geotechnical), Sarah Benjaram (Secretary, AECOM), Emma O’Hara (Membership Chair, WSP USA), Steffany Aguilar (Co Field Trip Chair, Farallon Consultants), Jennifer Pfau Flores (Co Field Trip Chair, Cal Engineering and Geology), Alodie Bubeck (Sponsorship Chair, Lettis Consultants International), and Sarah Kalika (Publications Chair, website editor, and incoming AEG National President!).  

We are immensely thankful for the outgoing board for their contributions to the chapter: Justin Lindeman, David Abbott, Courtney Johnson, and Rocio Briseno.

If you have an idea for a speaker, field trip, a sponsor, or a board member, please reach out to me directly! Thank you for supporting AEG (remember to pay your membership dues!).

Kate Zeiger, P.G. C.E.G

AEG Bay Area Chapter Chair