Kristina Swallow, '04 MS Civil Engineering, recently was named department director of the Nevada Department of Transportation. The department's board of directors chose her upon the recommendation of Gov. Steve Sisolak. Swallow has nearly 25 years of experience working in the civil engineering industry and government. She most recently worked for the city of Las Vegas as a program manager in the department of public works. As a practicing civil engineer, she has worked in a number of technical areas, including flood control, traffic impact analysis and mitigation, land development, public works, and transportation policy. Her roles have included being a small business owner, working as a consultant, working as a lobbyist in the Nevada Legislature, and working as a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate. She also is the past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers.