Kristiana's Bio

 Kristiana Sartore Dragash, P.E.
FWEA President
 
Kristiana graduated from the University of South Florida in the summer of 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation, she worked with Greeley and Hansen in Tampa, primarily designing large and small diameter pipelines throughout the state. Kristiana began her involvement with FWEA in 2009 as the secretary for the West Coast Chapter and immediately was inspired and encouraged by the welcoming atmosphere and camaraderie. In 2010 she co-founded the Manasota chapter of FWEA, serving members of Sarasota, Manatee, Highlands, Hardee, and Desoto counties. In 2014 she was recognized for her efforts as the first recipient of the FWEA Young Professional of the Year award and was appointed to serve as a Director at Large on the association’s Board of Directors.
 
In the summer of 2012 Kristiana joined Carollo Engineers, Inc. in Sarasota and shifted her focus to planning and hydraulic modeling of collection and distribution systems. She is now an associate and project manager at Carollo and has calibrated collection and distribution system models for clients all over the state. She has completed a wide range of projects with Carollo including real time modeling, asset management, corrosion studies and nitrification response and mitigation plans. Kristiana can solve any problem with the right modeling scenario and excel spreadsheet.
 
She is a native Floridian and lives in Lakewood Ranch with her husband Rod of 12 years and their 3-year-old son, Brody. They are expecting another little one around Thanksgiving of this year!

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