March 2024 – SAME Portland Post Monthly Lunch Meeting

Embassy Suites Hotel

Join SAME Portland Post for our Second Annual Women in STEM Panel!

Ms. Caroline Roberts, GISP, F.SAME

Caroline is a Federal Client Account Manager with responsibilities for clients within the DoD and DHS. In this role she is responsible for working with operations managers to develop and execute business strategy as it relates to global consulting particularly in regulatory compliance, management support, remediation strategies, infrastructure, design, and asset management with our federal clients. In her role, she also determines our near-term and long-term goals, position, and strategy ensuring the profitable growth of Jacobs. Caroline is a graduate of North Carolina State University (Go Wolfpack!) where she received a Bachelor of Science in Geology and a Master of Science in Oceanography. Caroline also serves on the SAME National Board of Direction as the Northern Tier RVP, SAME Seattle Post Board of Direction, and is heavily involved in the SAME Leader Development Program and Leader Development Community of Interest.

Ms. Sirikit Valentin

A graduate of Harvey Mudd College and a veteran of the United States Army, Sirikit Valentin currently uses her problem solving and leadership experience to manage programs for Collins Aerospace.  Sirikit is passionate about supporting women in STEM fields.  As a mother of two forging a career in aerospace, Sirikit understands the struggles, conflicts, and rewards of trying to balance it all.  In Sirikit’s very limited free time she skis, bikes, and runs in an ongoing battle to keep up with her extremely active family.

Julie Ammann, PE

Julie Ammann has worked as a civil engineer for 27 years for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She currently works as the Chief of the Reservoir Control Center (RCC) within the Columbia Basin Water Management Division at Northwestern Division. Her staff oversees day-to-day reservoir operations for the Columbia River Basin. She supervises a team of 10 professional staff comprised of engineers, hydrologists, fisheries biologists and water quality specialists. The Columbia Basin projects are multi-purpose and are operated for flood risk management, fish and wildlife, water supply, irrigation, navigation, recreation, hydropower and water quality. Project operations include coordination with Canada under the Columbia River Treaty and must meet Biological Opinion and Clean Water Act requirements. Ms. Ammann is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Oregon.