Engineers Nominated By National Society of Professional Engineers
Meredith Cebelak, P.E.
Meredith Cebelak, P.E., is a civil engineer with VANUS, Inc. in Tampa, Florida where she specializes in Intelligent Transportation Systems. She has worked on the design of Advanced Transportation Management Systems for the City of Punta Gorda/Charlotte County and for the City of Naples/Collier County. Her work on the SunNav Incident Detection System has made Florida’s roads less congested by aiding emergency personnel in clearing the road of incidents within 90 minutes of an occurrence.
Cebelak recently became a trainer for OSP Insight, a fiber optic cable asset management software and is currently training Florida Department of Transportation officials in the Tampa Bay area.
Cebelak is a member of the Tampa Bay Institute of Transportation Engineers and is actively involved in her community through volunteer work at the emergency room in Tampa General Hospital, and as the Cheerleading Coordinator for the South Tampa Titans Pop Warner youth football program.
Andrea N. Martinez, P.E., CFM
Andrea Martinez, P.E., CFM, a project manager for PBS&J in Tampa, Florida, focuses on stormwater and large watershed projects throughout the state of Florida. This work includes leading the hydraulic/hydrologic modeling team in assisting existing flooding and water quality analysis, alternative analysis, and project recommendations. While every project is different, they usually result in capital improvements or measures to improve water quality and reduce flooding. This is especially important in Florida, where population growth and rainy seasons have led to many water quality and flooding issues.
Outside of her engineering work, Martinez tutors high school students in math, and is extremely active in the National Society of Professional Engineers where she currently serves as the Young Engineer Representative on the Board of Directors.
Jennifer Robertson currently works as a research engineer supporting the Engineering Mechanics and Explosives Operation Division of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. Her role is to research, develop, and implement state-of-the-art, upcoming defense technologies for military force protection. She provides technical and engineering support to the Force Protection Branch in the form of Blast Mitigation Technologies, Anti-Personnel Weapons Research, Blast/Vehicular Barriers, and Materials/Composites Research.
Robertson also donates her time to the Bay District Elementary School System as a Child Mentor and is pursuing her Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University.
Olive T. Bailey, E.I.
Olive T. Bailey, E.I., is a project engineer for the Wantman Group, Inc. in West Palm Beach, Florida where she is responsible for the design and production of engineering plans for land development projects. Her path to engineering began in 1982, when her family immigrated from Nicaragua, and she has since been inspired to get involved in the community and reach out to nontraditional students, inviting them to the wonders of engineering.
Bailey is active in several organizations, and has organized presentations on professional licensure for college students, as well as helped develop the Mentor Program which provides mentors to 18 freshmen engineering students. She is also a Take Stock in Children Mentor, and has organized engineering booths at local public school career fairs. She currently serves as the Student Professional Development Chairperson for the local chapter of the Florida Engineering Society, and was named the American Society of Civil Engineers Young Engineer of the Year by the local chapter in 2005.