MoorePEOPLE: New Faces at Walter P Moore

MoorePEOPLE: New Faces at Walter P Moore

June 15, 2020

Walter P Moore welcomes eight new faces from four different offices. Find out who might rent beach chairs as an alternate career, who you want on your company softball team, and compare science fiction recommendations with a resident expert.

Rebekah Campbell, PE, CFM / Senior Engineer / Water Resources, Houston

In Six: Small town girl, big city life.
Roots / Alma Mater: McLeansboro, IL / University of Evansville
2nd career choice, if not an engineer: A curator at an art museum, a sommelier, or combination of the two.
Problem to fix: Houston traffic!
Forte: Moore about Rebekah…

Amanda Dean, PE, Assoc. AIA / Senior Project Manager / Structures, Houston

In Six(ish): My middle name is Hope.
Roots / Alma Mater(s): New Jersey / Rutgers University and the University of Texas at Austin
Proudest accomplishment to-date: “In my position as Chair of Women in Architecture, I was able to help shape the conversation about equity in the Houston AEC community. I used this platform to give a voice to the issues that women and allies needed to discuss, and to create programming that elevated underrepresented groups.”
2nd career choice, if not an engineer: A science-fiction novelist.
Forte: Moore about Amanda…

April Eke, PE / Senior Engineer / Civil, Dallas

In Six: Always striving to improve with time
Roots / Alma Mater: Dallas, TX / Florida A&M University
How engineering makes a difference: Engineers are the reason people have somewhere to live and work—and a road to get them there.
Best advice: Stay out of your comfort zone.
Forte: Moore about April…

Sabaa Ismail, PE, CFM / Senior Engineer / Water Resources, Dallas

In Six: Your impact + my impact = our success
Roots / Alma Mater: Dallas, TX / University of Texas at Arlington
How engineering makes a difference: I believe a combination of studying real-life scenarios, designing safe solutions for inundation, and educating the public make a difference. In all cases, educating the public is vital.
Outside the office: I love being outdoors. I really enjoy kayaking, hiking, biking, and camping.
Forte: Moore about Sabaa…


Dale Long, RA, AIA / Senior Project Manager / Diagnostics, Atlanta

In Six: Hill? I didn’t notice a hill.
Roots / Alma Mater(s): Woodstock, GA / University of Florida and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
2nd career choice, if not an engineer: I’d be renting umbrellas and beach chairs or working as a scuba dive charter owner.
Role Model: Tim Tebow
Forte: Moore about Dale…

Murat Melek, PhD, PE, SE / Design Manager / Structures, Washington, DC

In Six: Traveled on the reverse Oregon Trail.
Roots / Alma Mater: Ankara, Turkey / University of California, Los Angeles
Proudest accomplishment to-date: Leading the structural design of Basaksehir City Hospital in Turkey which is the largest base-isolated building in the world.
“Surprise” about Murat: I am left-handed, but only when I am writing.
Forte: Moore about Murat…


Susan Turrieta, PE / Managing Director / Civil, Austin

In Six: Tenacious yet compassionate creates my persona.
Roots / Alma Mater: Austin, TX / California State University, Long Beach
How engineering makes a difference: Infrastructure is the backbone to the health of our nation.
Fun Fact: “I played softball for 14 years.”
Forte: Moore about Susan…

Rachael Twiggs, PE / Senior Engineer / Civil, Dallas

In Six: Always thinking out of the box.
Roots / Alma Mater: Dallas, TX / University of Texas at Arlington
Work satisfaction: Driving on roadways that I designed.
2nd career choice, if not an engineer: An attorney. I've always wanted to help defend people who couldn't afford a good lawyer.
Forte: Moore about Rachael…