Dewberry Announces the Promotion of West; Rand Selected for National Science Foundation Fellowship
FAIRFAX, VA Dewberry announces the promotion of Matthew West, PE, LEED AP BD+C, to Associate in the firm's Raleigh, North Carolina, office and Krista Rand, EIT, CFM, has been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to receive a fellowship with its 2016 Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
As a member of the water group, West specializes in municipal infrastructure, utility, and site/civil design. He is involved in public and private improvement projects from concept to construction. He has spent his 12-year career with Dewberry and has been the project manager on nearly 100 projects.
West received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina and LEED Accredited Professional BD+C, and an active member of the American Water Works Association and Water Environment Federation.
Rand has been selected by the NSF to receive a fellowship with its 2016 Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The fellowship is given to outstanding graduate students who demonstrate the potential to help strengthen the vitality of the U.S. science and engineering enterprise. Her proposed research involves identifying civil infrastructure interdependencies that may create hidden vulnerabilities to hazards such as floods. She will pursue her studies at the University of Virginia's Department of Systems and
As a Staff Engineer at Dewberry, Rand works on projects pertaining to water resources and climate change. She focuses on the vulnerability of infrastructure and the built environment to current and projected flood hazards at varying spatial scales and supporting flood inundation modeling in populated areas.
Rand earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from the University of Maine. She is a certified floodplain manager and an engineer in training. She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Association of State Floodplain Managers, and the American Water Resources Association.