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Board of Directors Representative

SWANA members created a permanent board position for a Young Professionals Board of Directors Representative (YP-BOD). The YP-BOD represents SWANA members aged 35 or less for a two-year term on the International Board of Directors, which is SWANA’s governing body.

Ballots are sent via email to each active SWANA member in May of each year.

Current Representative

Sonia Samir, PE, Ph.D.

Sonia Samir, PE, Ph.D.

Civil Engineer, Parkhill

Dr. Sonia Samir is a Civil Engineer in Parkhill’s Environmental Sector. Her experience includes landfill design, landfill permitting, cell construction and design, landfill slope stability, leachate collection system design, annual volume calculations, landfill emissions, permit by rule, air permitting and GHG emissions reporting. Since 2018, Dr. Samir has been committed to developing industry young professionals through her work on TxSWANA's YP leadership team as the Region 3 Regional Rep and Chapter liaison, in addition to her current role as a member of SWANA's YP Steering Committee. She received her bachelors from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and received her MS and PhD from the University of Texas at Arlington.