YOUNG ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
Anali Martinez Gonzalez, EIT
2022 TSPE Travis Chapter Young Engineer of the Year
Anali Martinez Gonzalez is an EIT with more than 9 years of experience in civil engineering design gained through projects in land development, transportation, and municipal work. In her current role at MWM DesignGroup, Anali designs water, wastewater, and storm infrastructure for municipal and private clients, and she helps to design and manage projects from inception to construction completion. Anali also contributes to her office culture by participating in the "Fun Committee" where she works to make the "9 to 5" life more enjoyable for employees at all levels.
Anali's contributions to the engineering profession have grown over the years. Currently, Anali serves on the TSPE Travis Chapter Board as this year's Vice President, and with ASCE on the national level, serving as the Central Region Chair for the Committee on Younger Members, a role wherein which she manages social media, press releases, photography and videography for programming.
Outside of work, Anali runs a lifestyle blog called "The Nueva Latina" with over 5,000 monthly readers. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, pups, friends, and family on the weekends. She also loves to work out, read, and write.
Anali was born in San Antonio, TX to two immigrants from Mexico. When she was 5 years old, her family moved to Del Rio, TX, a city which hugs the border between the USA and Mexico. There, Anali's father, also a civil engineer, owns and operates his own firm, and her mother is a successful President and CEO of a credit union. Growing up, Anali had a desire to help people through engineering. Anali graduated from high school as a Junior at the age of 17 and went straight to college at the University of Texas at Austin, where she majored in Civil Engineering with a minor in Spanish. After graduating with her B.S. in Civil Engineering in May 2012, Anali started her professional career with Klotz Associates, starting in Transportation with a focus on roadway design. Her next transition brought her to Big Red Dog (now part of WGI), where she gained experience in land development and permitting. Now at MWM Design Group, Anali enjoys working with water and wastewater utility and storm drain design.
As mentioned above, Anali runs a lifestyle blog called "The Nueva Latina", an online platform and community for every Nueva Latina. She writes about the experiences of a new generation of Latinas in life, food, travel, relationships, careers, and everything in-between. Anali likes to work out, run, read, and write whenever she can. You might think she's super busy, but she knows when to take a step back to focus on work-life balance.
The TSPE Travis Chapter Young Engineer of the Year Award is the highest honor given to a Young TSPE member. Eligibility is restricted to engineers who are age 34 or under, graduate of an accredited engineering school, EIT or PE, and a member in good standing of TSPE and NSPE. TSPE seeks to acknowledge the recipient's technical ability, professional achievements, civic and humanitarian activities.