2018 WTS Annual Scholarships and Awards Event

Come join fellow WTS members and industry colleagues as we recognize this year's outstanding students, professionals, and projects!

The WTS Annual Scholarships and Awards Event will be held at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland on 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Reception: 5:00 to 6:30 pm

Dinner and Program: 6:30 to 9:00 pm


Keynote Speaker

Audrey Cooper


San Francisco Chronicle



Transportation YOU High School Scholarship

Zulma Tayun, Fremont High School

Lamia Haque, Independence High School

 Molitoris Leadership Undergraduate Scholarship 

Jennifer Conde, UC Berkeley 

Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

Noel (Lily) Pond-Dachik, UC Berkeley

 Leadership Legacy Graduate Scholarship 

Stella Yip, UC Berkeley 

 Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship 

Rachel Om, UC Berkeley 



Woman of the Year

Ratna Amin, SPUR 

 Honorable Ray LaHood Award (Man of the Year) 

Leslie Rogers, Federal Transit Administration  

 Lifetime Achievement Award

Melanie Crotty, Metropolitan Transportation Commission 

 Members of the Year

Doris Lee, WSP

Dana Weissman, Fehr & Peers 

 Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award

Denise Rabius, Rabius Consulting 

 Employer of the Year

Metropolitan Transportation Commission 

Innovative Transportation Solutions Award

Ride the Vine, Napa Valley Transportation Authority 




Prices will increase to the following on April 10th:

Student/Unemployed: $50

Member: $150

Non-Member: $200

RSVP by Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The amount of your donation minus $95 is tax deductible

Note: Ticket purchase is a financial commitment, and no refunds will be issued. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your ticket to another person by updating the attendee information through this site.


Contact Information

For more information, please contact the Annual Event Co-Chairs:

Doris Lee,

Karlina Wu,


For information on how to purchase table and event sponsorships, please contact Sarah Nadiranto Chan,


For information on how to donate or contribute to the Silent Auction, please contact Natalie Chyba, or visit the Silent Auction website


Travel Directions

Bike parking is available in the Scottish Rite parking lot, as well as across the street at the Lake Chalet.

The closest BART stations are approximately 1 mile from the Scottish Rite at 19th Street, 12th Street and Lake Merritt.

Limited vehicle parking is available in the Scottish Rite's free lot behind the building (entrance on Madison Street). Additional public pay lots are available on Madison Street. Some on-street parking is also available on Lakeside Drive.