Kristen Yoshida wins a Society for Women Engineers Award

April 11, 2019
Ms. Yoshida was the only Hawai‘i recipient of the WE Local New ELiTE Award.

Kristen Yoshida, P.E., CWPPP, CPESC, project engineer at Belt Collins Hawaii LLC, received the Society for Women Engineers (SWE) WE Local New ELiTE (Emerging Leader in Technology & Engineering) Award on April 6, 2019, at the WE Local Conference in Bellevue, WA. This is the inaugural year of the WE Local Awards.

The WE Local New ELiTE Award honors women who have demonstrated outstanding technical performance as well as leadership in SWE and the community in the first ten years of their career. Out of over 40 applicants, only eight nominees received the WE Local New ELiTE Award across all of SWE. Ms. Yoshida was the only Hawai‘i recipient of the WE Local New ELiTE Award.

Ms. Yoshida earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She is a licensed professional engineer in Hawai‘i, Certified Water Pollution Plan Preparer, and Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control. In addition to being active in the SWE—Hawaiian Islands Section, Ms. Yoshida is the Immediate Past Chair for the Hawai‘i Council of Engineering Societies.

Ms. Yoshida was the only Hawai‘i recipient of the WE Local New ELiTE Award.

Kristen Yoshida, P.E., CWPPP, CPESC, project engineer at Belt Collins Hawaii LLC, received the Society for Women Engineers (SWE) WE Local New ELiTE (Emerging Leader in Technology & Engineering) Award on April 6, 2019, at the WE Local Conference in Bellevue, WA. This is the inaugural year of the WE Local Awards.

The WE Local New ELiTE Award honors women who have demonstrated outstanding technical performance as well as leadership in SWE and the community in the first ten years of their career. Out of over 40 applicants, only eight nominees received the WE Local New ELiTE Award across all of SWE. Ms. Yoshida was the only Hawai‘i recipient of the WE Local New ELiTE Award.

Ms. Yoshida earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She is a licensed professional engineer in Hawai‘i, Certified Water Pollution Plan Preparer, and Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control. In addition to being active in the SWE—Hawaiian Islands Section, Ms. Yoshida is the Immediate Past Chair for the Hawai‘i Council of Engineering Societies.

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