The No. 1 AEC industry news source, the Engineering News-Record, hand-selected Elizabeth Brown and Maria Kurniati to its annual list of standouts under 40. Join us in honoring and getting to know our ENR representatives.
Elizabeth Brown, PE
Geotechnical Services Manager – Boise, ID | ENR Mountain States
Elizabeth has made numerous contributions to the Geotechnical Engineering Department. She developed and implemented an electronic field reporting system for collecting materials testing and inspection data, improving workflows between construction services managers and the quality department at her office.
Versed in various geotechnical engineering areas, including foundation design, pavement design, and forensic investigation, Elizabeth is also responsible for mentoring novice engineers and geologists and expanding operations.
She spearheaded the development of technological advancements like Google Earth overlays, electronic groundwater data collection, mapping and modeling capabilities, and drone imagery. These applications provide quick and efficient access to mission-critical geotechnical investigation data like project history, property boundaries, geology maps, and fault locations.
Elizabeth’s impact is reflected in her contributions to landmark projects, including the Idaho National Laboratory Carbon Free Power Plant, Idaho Central Credit Union Plaza Tower, and the Aspen High-Rise.
Maria Kurniati, PE
Transportation Engineer – Milwaukee, WI | ENR Midwest
Maria is an accomplished professional with eight years of experience in construction and operations. She began her career with the WisDOT Zoo Interchange Freeway Construction team, focusing on traffic mitigation and public information services.
Her engineering and urban planning expertise facilitated effective communication of construction activities and their impact on transportation systems. Transitioning to the WisDOT Traffic Management Center, she excelled as a systems engineer, playing a critical role in projects like the Madison Flex Lane Intelligent Transportation System deployment.
Maria’s leadership extends to chairing the 2022 Intelligent Transportation Society (ITS) Wisconsin Transportation conference, showcasing her commitment to the industry’s growth. Actively involved in professional organizations, she dedicates time to ITS and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). Her passion for mentorship and student involvement is evident through her advocacy for scholarship opportunities and outreach.
With a strong foundation in collaboration, Maria values relationships within interdisciplinary teams, overcoming challenges with determination.
Her commitment to continuous learning and sharing experiences reflects her dedication to fostering the next generation of professionals.
Discover how you can contribute to our global impact by taking your first steps towards an exciting career: https://www.oneatlas.com/careers/