2021 WOMEN IN RAILROAD ENGINEERING
JULINA CORONA Structural Engineer RailPros What the nominator said: Julina has over eight years of railroad experience, including extensive experience in railroad bridge inspections and engineering, construction rehabilitation oversight, project management of rehab design, and environmental permitting. She paved her career path by advancing her education with a Master of Science in Structural Engineering. In her graduate studies she focused on the structural design and analysis of post-tensioned concrete box girders, a department of transportation favorite to her home state of California. As a graduate intern, she was introduced to railroad bridge inspections and load ratings. Soon enough, Julina realized that her heart belonged to the railroad. One of Julina’s tasks includes bridge inspections, which requires her to remain alert and attentive of her surroundings. Julina always puts safety first when inspecting and dealing with the threatening elements of an active railroad, and native fauna and flora. She has inspected thousands of
bridge spans across more than 10 states. She makes recommendations and oversees repairs and replacements to maintain the structural integrity of railroad structures and drainage. She is currently acting as a Metrolink project manager and is responsible for directly supporting the program manager of the Track and Structures Rehabilitation Program. She oversees the construction and field changes for Metrolink’s bridge program. Julina was the project manager of the Metrolink Rail-Top Bridge Replacement Projects, which was featured in the 2020 RT&S Top Projects. She also manages the environmental clearance permitting for bridge projects. Additionally, she is working to expand the RailPros bridge inspection team and is collaborating on the continual development of the bridge inspection training.
JULINA HAS INSPECTED THOUSANDS OF BRIDGE SPANS ACROSS MORE THAN 10 STATES.
G&W congratulates Ann
Waters for her well-
deserved recognition in this year’s Railway Track & Structures “ 10 Women in Engineering ” feature. Her leadership and dedication to our Engineering Services team, coupled with her technical savvy, helps to ensure safe and efficient freight-rail service for our customers across North America every day.
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