About WiSE

WiSE History

Women in Structural Engineering (WiSE) is a network of women structural engineers around the country (www.womeninstructuralengineering.org). Founded in 2018, WiSE Philadelphia complements its Member Organization (MO), Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers (DVASE), and provides a community for female structural engineers to unite and be supported.

WiSE Philadelphia is led by a dedicated group of women in the Philadelphia region. We are always looking for people who would like to get involved. Monthly, the WiSE Board "meets" either via conference call or in person to discuss group initiatives and upcoming events. If you would like to participate in this monthly call, please reach out to us at WiSEngr.Philly@gmail.com.

The Founding Board Members of WiSE Philadelphia are Melanie K. Rodbart, Allison Lukachik, Jacqueline Haas, Angela Heinze, Denise Richards, and Anna Bono.

2021 - 2022 LEADERSHIP

Angela Heinze, PE, LEED AP

Angela Heinze, PE, LEED AP

Senior Associate
Thornton Tomasetti
Manhattan College, 2004
Lehigh University, 2006
Chair
Anna Bono, PE – Ewing Cole

Anna Bono, PE

Structural Staff Engineer
David Mason & Associates
Lafayette College, 2012
Lehigh University, 2013
Pre-Chair
Melanie K. Rodbart, PE – J&M Preservation Studio

Melanie K. Rodbart, PE LEED GA

Principal
J&M Preservation Studio
Bucknell University, 2001
Drexel University, 2004
Past-Chair
Jacqueline Haas, PE – Burns Engineering

Jackie Haas, PE

Project Engineer
Burns Engineering
Villanova University (BA-Marketing), 2001
Drexel University (BS/MS), 2009
Events Coordinator
J Allison Lukachik, PE, SE, CDT – Keast & Hood

Allison Lukachik, PE, SE, CDT

Associate
Keast & Hood
Drexel University (MS, BS), 2003
Temple University (MBA), 2009
Events Coordinator
Ajin Fatima, EIT

Ajin Fatima, EIT

Engineering Specialist
City of Philadelphia - Streets Department
Drexel University, 2015
Villanova University, 2022
Board Member
Elizabeth Czyzewicz, PE

Elizabeth Czyzewicz, PE

Project Engineer
Cooke-Brown Structural Engineers
Lehigh University 2011, (M.Eng) 2012
Records Keeper
Jessica Clifford, PE

Jessica Clifford, PE

Principal
Joseph B. Callaghan, Inc.
Drexel University, 2006
Social Media Coordinator
 Katherine Quigg, PE– American Institute of Steel Construction

Katherine Quigg, PE

Structural Steel Specialist
American Institute of Steel Construction
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2011
Illinois Institute of Technology, 2017
Board Member
  Danielle Sawtelle, EIT

Danielle Sawtelle, EIT

Associate
Burns Engineering
Princeton University, 2017
Board Member