Nicholas Miller, RS&H
Hi, my name is Nicholas Miller and I recently became President of the Space Coast Branch. I have been involved in the rebuilding and rebranding of our Branch since late 2018. I look forward to 2020 with the hopes that we will continue to build something great together and, with our new website and additional Board Members, I think we are off to a great start!
Priyanka Valletta, BRPH
Hello! My name is Priyanka Valletta, and I am one the Past Presidents of the Space Coast Branch of ASCE. I graduated from Florida Tech with a B.S. in civil engineering in 2012, and I currently work as a project manager and civil engineer for BRPH Architects-Engineers, providing facilities and site design services to clients across a variety of market sectors—and ASCE is the reason I even started down this road. My first experience with ASCE was in 2005 at the Future Cities Competition—I then learned what the word “aggregate” meant, and it’s been a wild ride ever since! My time in college was mostly spent sanding canoes, late nights prepping for the Regional Conferences, and getting chased by alligators in Crane Creek training for the paddling races. I am fascinated by infrastructure and the built environment, and I love the opportunities that ASCE creates for us to connect and share our experiences and passion for engineering (and generally nerd out). Come join us!
Quinn Duffy, Florida Institute of Technology
My name is Quinn Duffy, current Treasurer of the Space Coast Branch of ASCE. I am employed as a Project Manager and Sustainability Coordinator for the Florida Institute of Technology Facilities Operations department. I graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 2019, minoring in sustainability and have continued my education pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Florida Tech. I have had a wonderful time in ASCE, serving in the Student Chapter Executive Board, Concrete Canoe Team, and even hosting a National Concrete Canoe Competition at Florida Tech in 2019. ASCE is one of the best organizations to be a part of if you’re in a construction or civil engineering field, a student in a related course of study, or a professional looking for an society that will boost your professional development. Join ASCE Space Coast in our activities, events, and pursuit of professional advancement as we reach to the stars in Brevard County, Florida.
James Austin, Coastal Tech
Secretary/Academic Relations Chairman
James Austin, E.I.T., A.M.ASCE, is currently in school at Florida Tech pursuing his master’s degree in Ocean Engineering. James received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at Clemson University. While attending graduate school at Florida Tech, James also works part time as an Engineer Intern at Coastal Tech-G.E.C., Inc. in Vero Beach, Florida. James became an ASCE student member in the spring of 2019 and an associate member in 2020. Shortly after becoming an associate member, he took on the roles of Branch Secretary as well as Academic Relations Committee Chair for the Florida Section Space Coast Branch. His goals for the ASCE Space Coast Branch are focused around growing the branch. This includes increasing the amount of members and promoting information about our chapter through schools social media. Outside of ASCE, James’ hobbies include surfing, fishing, and sports. He is also involved with the Surfrider Foundation, which helps to clean and preserve beaches around the United States.
Brian Ribbans, BRPH
Hi, my name is Brian Ribbans and I was recently appointed as Newsletter Chairman. I look forward to producing the Branch’s first newsletter and to help keep our members in the know about happenings in our Branch and in the area.
Ashley Ceglia, Florida Institute of Technology
University Engagement Chairwoman
My name is Ashley N. Ceglia. I was born in Boardman, OH but grew up in Venice, FL. I am an engineering student at Florida Tech working towards my Bachelors in Civil Engineering. In my free time I like to do Concrete Canoe, Steel Bridge, hang out with friends and watch Netflix. I have been a member of ASCE since Fall 2017. My goal as University Engagement Chairwoman is, to be able to link the professional world to the student world through engagement like FE and PE review sessions, resume writing, mock interview sessions, and fun social gatherings.