Engineers Alliance for the Arts is pleased to announce Karen Vogt-Wilcox as recipient of the 2018 Volunteer of the Year award. Karen has been volunteering with EAA for over a decade as a teacher of the Student Impact Project. The Volunteer of the Year award was presented at the November meeting of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC), which was held at the headquarters of the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR).

As one of EAA’s longest serving volunteers, Karen brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective to the classroom and to her volunteer team. For the past two years, Karen has been the Student Impact Project lead instructor at Pinole Valley High School. Prior to that, she was the lead at De Anza High School in Richmond. Karen also spent several years on the El Cerrito High School Team.

Being the Student Impact Project lead at a new school can be challenging, but Karen tackles this job with enthusiasm and makes the experience for students, teachers, and other volunteers positive and rewarding. She also has a keen eye for program improvements, helps with volunteer recruiting, and contributes to the success of the annual Bridge Showcase and Awards Event.

When she’s not volunteering, Karen works as an engineer at the Oakland office of Simpson, Gumphetz & Heger, and lives in Lafayette.

Please join us as we offer our most sincere congratulations and thanks to Karen for being a valuable member of EAA’s Student Impact Project!