Joniel Thomas, previously Edwards, City Tech Civil Engineering Technology AAS class of 2018, has worked as an Assistant Consultant, Structural Engineer at WSP USA for three years. Currently, she is working on two projects while serving as the North-East I&D Co-Lead: the Bridge Inventory 2021-2024 Biennial & Interim Inspection Services for Region 8 ($30M project) and the Gowanus Expressway Interchange Region 11 ($15M project). As the NE I&D Co-Lead, she has curated and implemented partnerships with STEM-focused High schools and ASCE to offer students mentorship, internships, and unique opportunities, exposing them to careers within STEM. Her efforts recently aided WSP USA in being the ACEC NY DEIB Award Winner in 2022. Since then, offices in Texas and Philadelphia have implemented her initiatives. Joniel is currently working towards her Business Degree in Leadership and Management with a concentration in International Business and Global Management Studies at NYU.