Current Officers

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Officers for Fall 2016

President – Natalia Brown

Vice President – Marlee Seat

Treasurer – McKay Parkinson

Secretary – Josh Gibbons

Professional Forum Coordinator – Conor Seat

Activities – Chris Garcia

Superhero Support – Josh Alpers

Student Coordinator – Kevin Liang

Faculty Advisor – Dr. Grant Schultz

President • Natalia Brown


Natalia was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. She moved to Utah in August, 2013 to start the Civil Engineering Program at BYU with an emphasis in Transportation. Natalia is a Senior working as a Research Assistant for Dr. Schultz in the Safety Modeling Project, and as a Teaching Assistant for the class “Introduction to Transportation Engineering.” She graduated in April 2016 and started her Master’s Program in Fall 2016. Natalia enjoys watching movies with her husband, baking, and spending time outside having picnics and shooting her bow.

  • Calling, planning, and conducting meetings
  • Coordinating all of the other officers’ efforts
  • Representing ITE to BYUSA and other external organizations
  • Making sure that deadlines are met and things run smoothly

Vice President • Marlee Seat

Marlee Seat
Marlee grew up in Waukesha, Wisconsin. She currently works as a Research Assistant for Dr. Schultz on the Analysis of Access Management Impacts project. She is a graduate student emphasizing in Transportation Planning and expects to graduate in April 2017. Marlee loves spending lots of time with her husband and enjoys eating dessert, hiking, and reading.


  • Organizing grant proposals and submitting them to ITE in order to fund the BYU Chapter
  • Assisting our President with any legitimate request

Treasurer • McKay Parkinson

McKay has the sharpest mind west of the Mississippi. If you ask him a question, you are foolish…because he answered your question 10 minutes ago without you even knowing.


  • Monitoring Chapter finances
  • Purchasing supplies for Chapter activities

Secretary and Webmaster • Josh Gibbons


Josh grew up in Holladay, Utah. He currently works as a research assistant for Dr. Schultz doing Traffic and Safety Modeling research for UDOT. He will graduate with his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in April 2017. He plans to pursue a master’s degree, emphasizing in transportation engineering. Josh has worked for Okland Construction as an intern. He also currently works as an intern at Hales Engineering, a traffic engineering consulting firm in Lehi, Utah. Josh enjoys music, playing the piano, BYU sports, and running.


  • Keeping notes of meetings
  • Assisting with projects and assignments
  • Seeking support and sponsorship for BYU ITE
  • Creating and maintaining the Chapter’s website
  • Compiling and submitting the Annual Report

Professional Forum Coordinator • Conor Seat

Conor is lucky to call Denver, Colorado and Vancouver, Washington home, as he grew up in both areas. He currently works as an Undergraduate Research Assistant for Dr. Schultz on the Analysis of Access Management Impacts project. Conor is finishing up his Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering, planning to graduate in December 2016. He plans to pursue his Graduate degree beginning in Winter 2017. Conor enjoys watching TV shows, playing board games, and play Pokemon GO in his free time. Conor is most commonly found rooting for BYU Cougars at any sporting event.

  • Plan monthly professional forums for BYU ITE members to attend.


Activities/Service Coordinator • Chris Garcia

Chris was born and raised in Texas, served in the Idaho Boise Mission, and volunteered as an ASCE officer from Fall 2015 through Winter 2016.  Chris is a senior, working as a teaching assistant for Introduction to Transportation Engineering and research assistant for Dr. Schultz investigating countermeasures for intersection crashes in Utah.  Chris married his wife, Melissa, in 2015, and they enjoy spending their time with friends and family playing board games, Super Smash Bros., and talking over some good food.


  • Organizing ITE Socials
  • Organizing ITE Field Trips
  • Organizing ITE Service Projects

Superhero Support • Josh Alpers

It’s a car, it’s a train, no….it’s a bike! And on that bike is Josh Alpers, riding from one BYU ITE assignment to another. Our productivity has increased by 250% since adding this superhero to our group.

Josh Alpers was born in Santa Barbara, California in 1992.  Since then he has gone on to live in over 10 different locations across the United States due to his father’s Air Force career.  Josh is a first year graduate student working as a Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Schultz in the Left-Turn Warrant Project for UDOT.  He has been happily married to his wife Jessica since June of 2014.  Both he and his wife have a love for Harry Potter, Star Wars, and all things Disney.


  • Everything

Student Coordinator • Kevin Liang

Kevin Liang
Kevin Liang is from the distant land of Orem, UT. He will be graduating in December 2017. He loves to swim, read, eat and socialize.


  • Make weekly announcements in Undergraduate Seminar
  • Make sure our activities get on the Announcement Sheet
  • Create any necessary posters or advertisements

Faculty Advisor – Dr. Grant Schultz

Dr. Grant Schultz is a Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Brigham Young University.  He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University, and a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University.  Dr. Schultz has been at Brigham Young University for the past 12 years where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in transportation engineering.  He also performs research in the areas of traffic safety, economics, and planning.  He has 3 years of research experience with the Texas Transportation Institute, as well as 7 years of consulting engineering experience in traffic and transportation engineering with The Sear-Brown Group and Keller Associates.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Utah and is a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer.  Dr. Schultz is originally from Champion, Alberta, Canada, and has lived in Alberta, Utah, California, Idaho, and Texas.

Past Officers

Fall 2015 Semester Winter 2016 Semester Fall 2016 Semester
President: Greg Sanchez Samuel Mineer Natalia Brown
Vice President: Samuel Mineer Natalia Brown Marlee Seat
Secretary: Chris Haskell Chris Haskell Josh Gibbons
Treasurer: Jordan Frustaci Jordan Frustaci Jordan Frustaci
Student Coordinator: Natalia Brown Marlee Seat Kevin Liang
Service/Activities Coordinator: Kevin Kofford Kevin Liang Conor Seat
Fundraising: Jordan Frustaci
Professional Forum Coordinator: Eric Sweat Chris Bender Chris Garcia
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Mitsuru Saito/Dr. Grant Schultz Dr. Mitsuru Saito/Dr. Grant Schultz Dr. Mitsuru Saito/Dr. Grant Schultz

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