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SEAoNY Student Outreach Committee Presents: Candid Conversations

  • 17 Nov 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Zoom
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SEAoNY Student Outreach Committee presents

Candid Conversations

Join SEAoNY’s Student Outreach Committee for their newest event,

“Candid Conversations.”

Tuesday, Nov 17th

Webinar via Zoom

6 pm - 7:30 pm

“Candid Conversations” is an opportunity for our student members to engage with a panel of professionals in the structural engineering industry.  Panelist are open to sharing their stories and experiences, in hopes that students can use some of their tips and advice as they define their own career path.  The event will start with prepared material to set the session’s theme, then open to participants to ask questions.


Samantha Brummell, P.E. is a Senior Project Engineer at Thornton Tomasetti and has previously been employed by Murray Engineering, Severud Associates and NASA Kennedy Space Center. Most of her experience is in healthcare, residential and commercial construction. Sam holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree, both from Cornell University, and is licensed in the State of New York. Sam has volunteered with ACE mentoring, the Salvadori Center and SEAoNY. She was selected for CTBUH NY’s first Emerging Leaders Award and ENR New York’s Top Young Professionals in 2019, as well as C+S Engineer Media’s Rising Stars in 2020.  She currently serves on SEAoNY’s Board of Directors.

Jamie Kirkland, P.E., S.E., is a Senior Project Engineer at Thornton Tomasetti, having previously been employed at The Boeing Company, practicing stress analysis on the 787 aircraft.  At TT, she has worked on several of the firm’s high-profile and architecturally complex projects, including the Vessel and The Shed at Hudson Yards.  More recently, Jamie has been thrilled to be leading the design of a mass-timber project at Princeton, part of an industry-wide push toward sustainability.  For the last 6 years, Jamie has been an ACE mentor and team leader.  In 2020, Jamie was named in Commercial Observer’s Top 20 under 35 professionals in the AEC industry.

Jennifer Anna Pazdon, P.E., M.Sc.Eng is the Vice President of CAST CONNEX. A licensed structural engineer in NY with over 14 years of experience in design of structures and construction, Jennifer received her Bachelors from Carnegie Mellon University and her Masters from Princeton University where she focused her studies on aesthetics, efficiency, and economy of structures. Jennifer has worked as a structural engineering consultant based in NYC, Africa, and SE Asia; she was Teaching Fellow in Mechanics, Materials and Sciences at Princeton University and Adjunct Professor of Architecture at The Cooper Union; and she has lectured extensively on the application of steel castings for buildings, bridges and other structures. She currently serves on SEAoNY’s Board of Directors and is Founding Co-Chair of the SEAoNY Diversity Committee.

Pre-registration is required to receive the webinar link.  Registration will close at noon on November 16th.  The webinar link will be emailed between 4pm Nov 16 and 12pm Nov 17.

Event is free for students and SEAoNY members, $10 for others.

For more information, please reach out to the SEAoNY Student Outreach Committee at



(t) 646.736.0694



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