While International Women’s History Month may end, the contributions of Leighton’s women will continue. We applaud and admire their dedication to their profession and positive impact to their communities. Here are a few highlights of our amazing team.
Pictured above, Meredith Church, Associate Geologist; Sabrina Gonzalez, Senior Staff Geologist; Vanya Keyes, Staff Geologist. These three women together impact the future of middle and high school girls sharing their experience and enthusiasm for careers in the transportation industry as part of the WTS Girls Engineering Day. Sabrina participates because she feels it’s “very important to get more women involved in the STEM community”.
Gwen Tellegen, Principal Engineer. After the devastating loss of her home during a major wild fire, she now provides specialty assistance to other homeowners who have lost homes to wild fire. She helps them on their road to recovery
Andrea Grigsby, Project Accountant Supervisor. In her 25 years at Leighton, Andrea has supported our project managers with her positive attitude and in-depth knowledge of project accounting. Leaving the invoices behind, she is a member of the Harbor Mesa Loins club supporting her communities’ homeless and underprivileged kids. Assembling school boxes and filling new socks with essential toiletries are a couple of the ways she is making a difference.
Dina Rochford, Vice President. Staying true to her values of empowerment and leadership, Dina is a mentor to young women helping them with professional growth as a volunteer for the WTS Mentorship Program. She also represents Leighton as the ACEC Caltrans Headquarters Liaison Chair and the Orange County Grassroots (political) Chair. As a private volunteer, Dina also works with Save Our Selves. She purchases food and toiletry items and together with her children they package them up for the Orange County’s homeless.
There are so many more, from an associate who kindly sits with cancer patients during chemo treatments, to the manager who funds veterinary care for feline friends. Thank you for your contributions to Leighton, and to the communities we serve.