Better Know A Board Member - Cindy Jimenez
In this eNews edition, we are getting to better know Cindy Jimenez with AECOM!
Cindy grew up in Salinas California (aka the salad bowl of the world) but was born in Mexico and immigrated to the US with her family when she was 4. Cindy attended UC Davis where she received her B.S in Civil Engineering. In college she was part of the ASCE Concrete Canoe Team and a member of the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh!
Cindy started working for URS Legacy-AECOM after graduating from UC Davis. She is currently part of the AECOM transportation group where she mainly work on roadway improvement projects involving surface drainage design and modeling ADA compliant street improvements. One of Cindy's favorite projects she's been involved with is the Royer Park to Harding Boulevard Bike Trail in Roseville. This project completed the last segment of a 6-mile off-street trail that connects Royer park with outlying neighborhoods. "Although it’s a relatively small project, it is special to me because it was my first design project that was actually built.” After several years of design and construction, Cindy was very excited to go out and ride her bike through the path. This project was also awarded the ASCE-Region 9 2019 Bikeways and Trails Project of the Year.
Cindy is currently one of the Hospitality Chairs for the WTS Sacramento Chapter. She loves the sense of community that WTS provides and thinks it has been wonderful meeting such dedicated and inspiring women in our transportation industry. Cindy thinks it's great to be part of an organization that cares about aspiring professionals. Growing up in a disadvantaged community she knows firsthand the positive impacts that scholarship and youth programs provide.
Outside of work and before COVID times, Cindy enjoyed musical theater and traveling with her sister. Lately she's enjoyed biking along the American River Trail.
Thank you Cindy for your dedication to WTS Sacramento and all of your hard work as a Hospitality Chair!