2021 Virtual Young Professional Workshop Planning Committee

The ideas and agenda for these workshops were developed by past AWRA student members who used AWRA as their professional launching pad into their thriving careers. They are proudly giving back to all of you.

Conference Chair

Jillian Young

Sacramento, CA

Jillian is an energetic and driven water resources professional who, while early in her career, is working on technical projects and stakeholder engagement activities related to complex water issues in California. She is currently a Water Resources Planner for Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. (Stantec). During her rapidly developing career, she has worked on projects for federal, state, regional, and local agencies related to: water supply reliability, including sustainable groundwater management and surface water storage; aquatic habitat improvement; watershed management; and climate change and wildfire risk resiliency. She has been an active member of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) since first learning about the organization while working towards her Master of Science degree in Water Science and Policy at the University of Delaware (UD).

Conference Co-Chair

Allison Lewis
Tampa Bay, FL

Allison Lewis is a Professional Engineer and Project Technologist with six years of experience at Jacobs Engineering specializing in Natural Treatment Systems for wastewater, stormwater, and minewater. She is an ecological engineer with a passion for improving water quality through the design, construction, restoration, and management of ecosystems that integrate human society with its natural environment for the benefit of both. Allison specializes in natural treatment systems technology with experience in the design, permitting, and construction of treatment wetlands, biochemical reactors, and beneficial water reuse systems. Her experience also includes pilot studies, ecological monitoring and assessments, services during construction, public involvement, and project management. Allison also serves on the Executive Committee as Secretary for the Florida Section of the American Water Resources Association.



Jason Doll
KCI Technologies Inc
Raleigh, NC
Mr. Doll has more than 26 years as an environmental scientist and project manager specializing in watershed planning, water quality modeling, stormwater management, and ecological restoration for both public and private sector clients throughout North America. In particular, he has completed numerous watershed planning projects utilizing multi-disciplinary approaches to integrate ecological restoration with point and non-point source management measures to develop comprehensive strategies to improve and protect watershed functions. Mr. Doll also provides significant experience in urban/suburban stream restoration, as well as individual drainage improvement projects and green infrastructure retrofits. He is formally trained in natural channel design principles and low impact development.

Dresden Farrand

Woodbridge, VA


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