April 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Tickets are now closed.

You can still join the ACEC CA Bay Bridge Chapter webinar today if you’re a ACEC CA BBC member firm. Email us at and we’ll send you the Zoom link.


Thank you to our sponsors!




Event Information:
Join our stellar panel for an engaging discussion that will include:  status of climate change in the Bay Area and California, sea-level rise projects (retrofits, current, future), future of infrastructure projects on long-term climate change resiliency.

Laura Moran, Senior Ecological Restoration Team Lead, SWCA

Laura has more than 30 years of environmental consulting experience throughout California and across North America. She brings her analytical, managerial, and policy-making skills to bear on projects dealing with ecological restoration, climate change adaptation, wetland delineation and mitigation, habitat conservation, and landscape level natural resource planning.

Len Materman, CEO of San Mateo County Flood and Sea Level Rise Resiliency District (OneShoreline)

In the Spring of 2020, Len was appointed CEO of the first countywide independent government agency in California focused on these climate change impacts. From September 2019-September 2020, Len served as the first Public Policy Practitioner in Residence at Stanford University’s Center for the American West and, with colleagues at Stanford and UC Berkeley, he was a contributing author of two recent books on financing and implementing large-scale climate resilience.

Ashley Nguyen, Director, Design and Project Delivery, Metropolitan Transportation Commission 

Ashley is a transportation planner with over 20 years of transportation planning, policy and operations experience the with Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). She leads MTC’s Design and Project Delivery Section which is responsible for pursuing creative, practical, and cost-effective solutions to address regional transportation issues in the Bay Area. Her portfolio covers a wide spectrum of work, including transit priority, highway operations, arterial operations, managed lanes, advanced technologies, shared-use mobility, active transportation, and capital delivery. Ashley holds a Master of  Urban and Regional Planning from the UC Irvine.

Gary Griggs, Professor of Earth Sciences at UC Santa Cruz 

Gary is a Distinguished Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences at the UC Santa Cruz, where he has taught for 51 years. He served as the Director of the University’s Institute of Marine Sciences for the past 26 years, where he led the development of a Coastal Science Campus. His research, teaching, writing and lectures have been focused on the coast of California and include coastal processes, hazards, and the impacts of and responses to sea level rise.

Kevin Chen, PE, Assistant Director, Metropolitan Transportation Commission 

Kevin is an Assistant Director with the MTC. He is a licensed Civil Engineer with two decades of experience in planning, engineering, and delivery of transportation projects throughout the Bay Area and across the United States. Recently, he has been focused on the development of innovative operational efficiency and transportation demand management strategies, aimed at improving carpool and transit modes to maximize person throughput on congested corridors.