Emily Feenstra is Managing Director of Government Relations and Infrastructure Initiatives of ASCE, which represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. Prior to that, Feenstra was the Director of Infrastructure Initiatives and Public Affairs for ASCE.  Before her tenure at ASCE, she was the Deputy Director of the U.S. Water Alliance, where she led policy initiatives and strategic partnerships. Her work in infrastructure began as a public affairs consultant for the Washington State Department of Transportation in Seattle, Washington, where she worked on the Alaskan Way Viaduct project. Additional transportation experience includes work with the Washington State Transportation Center and as Director of Communications for the Intelligent Transportation Society of America.

Feenstra oversees ASCE government relations, including federal and state legislative affairs, regulatory affairs, grassroots, and policy development in addition to media relations. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Studies from Duke University and a master’s in Public Administration from the University of Washington.