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Taylor Merlo and Yesenia Pereya featured in ASCE’s June Newsletter

Taylor Merlo and Yesenia Pereya featured in ASCE’s June Newsletter

Two of our young engineers are featured in ASCE SB/Ventura’s June Newsletter, highlighting new engineers and EIT in our community.  Click here to read more about the ASCE.




Taylor Merlo passed the 2017 Professional Engineers (P.E.) exam and is now licensed to practice civil engineering in the State of California. Taylor, a USC graduate, joined MNS as an intern in the summer of 2012 and has been with MNS Engineers ever since. Taylor’s focus is on transportation infrastructure. At MNS Engineers he provides both design and construction inspection services on a variety of roadway and utility improvement projects. “When I was in high school I knew I wanted to be an engineer so I interned at MNS during the summer which pushed me in the direction of pursuing a career as a civil engineer,” said Taylor. “In college I always knew that I did not want to stop at just obtaining a degree but ultimately wanted to become a licensed engineer. I was drawn to the opportunities and the responsibility that becoming a professional engineer entails. Now that I have achieved this goal, I look forward to a new chapter of my career and strive to continue in the growth of my knowledge of engineering.”

Yesenia Pereya, EIT, is a recent addition to the MNS Engineers team. Yesenia recently passed the EIT exam and accepted a full time position after completing MNS’ 2016 internship program. Yesenia joins the Water Resources Department as an Assistant Engineer. Prior to MNS, Yesenia worked for the City of Arcadia as an Environmental Administrative Intern where she managed stormwater and industrial waste permits and contributed articles to the City’s newsletters. While with MNS, she has developed civil engineering technical principles and practices to provide support for a wide range of water resources projects. “My pursuit of civil engineering is propelled by my goal to help improve our standard of living and preserve the environment,” said Yesenia. “I am thrilled to be part of the MNS Water Resources team and to work on exciting projects that help agencies manage water resources and also work alongside talented and experienced engineers.”