If you are an ASCE member aged 35 or younger, ASCE National considers you a Younger Member – including student members! The Nashville Branch’s Younger Member Group would like you to be a part of what we do. Our mission is to create opportunities for our Younger Members to develop professionally and personally through active participation in social, educational, and community service events. We typically have at least one event every month! To learn more about what we do, feel free to review our 2014 Annual Report and our Bylaws.

For information on upcoming Younger Member events and activities, to be added to the YM mailing list, please contact the Chair. You are not required to be an ASCE member to be on our mailing list! Also, please take a minute to “like” our Facebook page!

To visit awards and other information for the YM Groups, go to http://www.asce.org/younger_members/.

Younger Member Group Officers

Nick Kniazewycz | E.I.
Phone: 615-202-1562

Nick grew up in a civil engineering family in Nashville. He attended Tennessee Tech University and graduated with his B.S. in Civil Engineering in May of 2017. After completing two prior internships with TDOT, Nick joined the TDOT Region 3 Project Development office in Nashville, where he is a roadway designer. In addition to designing a variety of transportation projects, Nick assists in mentoring senior design groups at Tennessee Tech as well as interns and new employees at TDOT. In his free time, Nick likes to ride bikes on Nashville’s Greenways, build concrete lamps, and go to Nashville Predators games.

Lily Moritz | E.I 
Past Chair
Phone: 615-770-8525

Lily Moritz, moved to Nashville after growing up in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. She attended Lipscomb University, and has since earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and minor in Applied Mathematics from Lipscomb University in May 2018. During her time at Lipscomb she was involved in the University's chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, serving as both Secretary/Treasurer and President. In her final year at Lipscomb she was a Co-Captain for the Concrete Canoe Team, prior to that she was heavily involved in a variety of disciplines; mix-design, aesthetics, casting, and technical writing. Lily worked for Gresham Smith in their Land Planning Market for both a summer and spring internships before starting full time after graduation. When Lily is not working she enjoys spending time with friends and trying new foods.

Emily Reed | P.E.Emily Reed
Vice Chair
Phone: 615-767-0712


Emily is a native of East Tennessee and moved to the Nashville area after college. She is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University and received a B.S. in Civil Engineering in May 2016, and a M.S. in Civil Engineering in May 2018. Emily is currently a Geotechnical Engineer for GeoEngineers, Inc. where she is a project manager for various types of geotechnical projects. She enjoys the challenge of interpreting field data into results her clients can use to make informed decisions. Outside of work, Emily enjoys recreational kayaking, reading, and hanging out with her Australian cattle dog named Finn.

Nisha Montiero | E.I. 
Phone: 615-920-6340 

Nisha grew up in the Nashville area and attended Vanderbilt University where she graduated with her undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering in May 2021. While at Vanderbilt, she was heavily involved with the ASCE student chapter, serving as the VP of Meetings for two years as well as participating in various water and transportation-related events for the Southeast Regional Student Conference each year. Nisha interned with WSP in their Civil (Roadway Design) group for a summer and through her senior year at Vanderbilt before starting full time in June 2021 after graduation. In her free time, Nisha enjoys hiking at state parks around Middle TN, traveling to new places, spending time with friends, playing tennis, and listening to music.

Liliana Porras | E.I. 
Phone: 615-252-4237

Liliana Porras, a native of Venezuela, moved to Franklin, TN in 2007. While attending the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, she participated in the student chapter of ASCE as Conference Chair as well as a part of the Concrete Canoe team. After receiving a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 2018, she started working at Barge Design Solutions as an EIT in the Water Services department. In her free time, Liliana enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dog Lola.

Justin Corbitt | E.I. 
Technical Director
Phone: 615-253-2402

Justin is a Middle Tennessee native who was born in Nashville and raised in Dickson County. He graduated from Tennessee State University in 2017 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and is currently working on a M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Justin started working for the Tennessee Department of Transportation in 2017 as a hydraulic design engineer in the Structures Division. While at TSU, Justin began his involvement with ASCE by serving as the Student Chapter President and continued as a member of the Nashville Branch. Some of his hobbies include playing guitar, cooking out with friends and family, sports, hunting, and also working as a volunteer and mentor in various organizations. Justin now lives in Hickman County with his wife, Marcia, and their 9 animals!

Peter Nabhan | P.E.
PE Review Director
Phone: 775-412-1369

Peter Nabhan grew up in Beirut, Lebanon where he received his Bachelors and Masters in Structural Engineering. In 2013, he pursued his American dream and joined the University of Nevada, Reno to further develop his knowledge in Geotechnical and Materials engineering. After obtaining a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Nevada in 2015, he joined Terracon as a Pavement Staff Engineer and worked to become a National Account Manager with a focus on developing national clients and supporting the pavement practice within the firm. Peter has been an active ASCE member since 2013 and greatly believes in the value of volunteering and mentoring future generations of engineers. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors hiking, trail running, and playing tennis.

Ian Woods | E.I.
Service Director
Phone: ###-###-####

Ian grew up in Grapevine, Texas and Katonah, New York before attending Purdue University, where he was involved with the ASCE Seismic Design Team and Engineers Without Borders. After earning a B.S. in Civil Engineering in May 2021, he moved to Nashville to work for Arcadis as a Transportation Engineer. Outside of work Ian enjoys watching soccer, exercising, and finding new things to do around the city.

Alan Jolly | E.I.
Social Director
Phone: 615-406-4746

Alan was born in Birmingham, AL but moved to Franklin, TN where he grew up mostly. He received his BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2017. Alan works as a Roadway Design Engineer in Training at Barge Design Solutions. In his free time, Alan likes running, riding bikes, fishing, and going to concerts.