TRANSPORTATION & DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
board of directors
T&DI VICE CHAIR/CHAIR ELECT
Jessica M. Garcia, MSCE, EI
Jessica M. Garcia is a Transportation Engineer with Choice Engineering Consultants, Inc with over 2 years of experience in pedestrian & bicycle studies, transportation safety, traffic operations, PD&Es, and traffic impact studies. Jessica received a MS and BS in Civil Engineering from the Florida International University (FIU). She is currently a Practitioner Advisor for the FIU Student Chapter, serves on the Younger Member Group (YMG) board as the Past-President, and is the 2024 Multi-Regional Leadership Conference Chair (MRLC). Jessica has passed the Transportation Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam and is excited to become a licensed PE in the near future.
Roxana Matamoros, PE
Roxana Matamoros is a Project Manager at EXP US Services Inc. and brings 22 years of experience in roadway and highway design including roadway design and operations, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and transportation safety. Her areas of specialization include roadway signing and pavement markings, development of engineering cost estimates and specifications, signalization and drainage analysis. In addition, she has experience as a Project Engineer for Construction Engineering Inspections (CEI), Maintenance of Traffic (MOT), Utility Coordination, and Permitting. In addition, she has experience in the design of structures such as bridges, footings, MSE walls, gravity walls, and structural inspections. Roxana obtained her BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Detroit Mercy in Michigan. She is currently the Outreach Co-chair at the ASCE Miami-Dade Branch.
T&DI Events Director
Reinaldo A. Calvache
Reinaldo A. Calvache is a Transportation Engineering at Stantec Engineering Consultant with one year of experience in roadway design, widening projects, and design build projects. Reinaldo obtained his BS in Civil Engineering from Florida International University (FIU).
T&DI PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Elizabeth Gonzalez is a Transportation Intern with Choice Engineering Consultants, Inc with less than 1 year of experience in pedestrian & bicycle studies, transportation safety and traffic impact studies. Elizabeth will receive her BS in Civil Engineering from the Florida International University (FIU) in December of 2022.
T&DI COMMITTEE MEMBER
Carlos A. Tijerino
Carlos A. Tijerino is an Assistant Project Manager for EXP US Services, Inc. with 14 years of combined experience in construction, design services, QA/QC, permitting of water, wastewater, stormwater utility systems, and infrastructure improvements. His current responsibilities are to identify, research and qualify RFP/RFQ’s and upcoming projects for go/no go potential, manage existing and develop new client relationships, work with project team to meet scheduled project milestones on multiple projects, apply risk management procedures to minimize EXP’s and client’s exposure to risks, being responsible for scope, schedule, budget development, monitoring and adherence for projects managed. He first joined ASCE as a student at the University of Florida’s Student Chapter in 2002. Mr. Tijerino currently serves the Florida Section as one of the co-chairs for the Student Activities Committee and the Miami-Dade Branch Board as Past-President (2021-2022).
T&DI COMMITTEE MEMBER
Fiorella Asturrizaga is a Civil Engineer with over 3 years of experience in Water resources. Fiorella helped with project management and worked alongside senior management on the design and construction of projects for Miami Dade Water and Sewer. Pump station and drainage design projects are among her design credits. Design experience includes pump station projects and drainage design. Currently focusing on transportation to use comprehensive, analytical, and calculative skills to implement solutions in the civil engineering field.
T&DI COMMITTEE MEMBER
Maria Ballester, EI
Maria Ballester is a Municipal Project Engineer for EXP US Services, Inc. with over 2 years of experience in roadway design, restoration projects, widening projects, and pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Some of her current responsibilities include production of drainage and roadway improvement plans, development of scope and project proposals, and management of various submittal deadlines for the roadway group. She has worked on projects for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) as well as various Municipalities throughout South Florida. Maria obtained her bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Florinda International University.
T&DI COMMITTEE Member
Ryan Carter, E.I.
Ryan Carter is a Highway Engineer specializing in roadway and MOT practices. With over 3 years of production and design experience, he has led projects such as the Signature Bridge, Florida’s Turnpike, and Okeechobee Road in Miami. Ryan has also helped in the pursuit of winning Value Engineering projects such as the I-275 Widening in Tampa, FL. After graduating from Florida Institute of Technology summa cum laude, Ryan pursued a professional golf career for 3 years before returning to the engineering world.