YMG Community Outreach Co-Chair | Melody Clay | EIT
Firm: Brierley Associates Corporation

Melody attended Colorado School of Mines and graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in May 2015 and with a master’s degree in Underground Construction and Tunneling in May 2018. After graduating she worked in Houston, TX in Land Development, Energy Services and Municipal Utility District Engineering for a well-known engineering firm. She is now a geotechnical engineer in Denver, CO for Brierley Associates since 2017. During her time at Brierley she has worked on a variety of geotechnical projects spanning from general geotechnical investigations to tunneling and abandoned mine land rehabilitation. She investigated the extent of the abandoned mine lands in Wyoming through geologic rock coring and mapping. She has created site plans, vicinity maps, tunnel feasibility reports, created subsurface stratigraphic profiles, tunnel designs, shaft designs and geotechnical reports. She has performed and managed tunnel inspections for DOTs, utility companies, and the USFS that help owners to create maintenance and future asset management plans and designed repairs. She has also been involved in several trenchless projects performed by pipe jacking, hand mining, auger boring, sand shelf construction, and microtunneling.  She prides herself in her assistance with emergency response tunnel repair projects where she joined her team in providing problem solving to remedy unsafe conditions. She served as ASCE officer and president during college and has served on the ASCE YMG Board since graduation.