NSPE-DE recently announced the 2021 Delaware Young Engineer of the Year and Engineer of the Year. The awards are nominated by those in the engineering industry in the State of Delaware and are selected by the past presidents of the Delaware Engineering Society (now NSPE-DE). Duffield’s Jennalee Fede, P.E. has been named Young Engineer of the Year.

Jennalee Fede, P.E. has worked for Verdantas for over 10 years and began as an intern back in May 2010. Currently a project manager in Verdantas’s Environmental Division, she splits her time between the Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA offices. She has worked on various projects throughout the Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey, involving environmental investigations, permitting, remediation, and regulatory compliance for various residential, commercial, and industrial sites. Her clients have varied from private developers and realtors to government and utility companies. She takes pride in each project she works on, looking to provide value to her client while also making a positive impact on her community. She is active in various professional organizations, secretary of the Delaware Section of the American Water Resource Association (DEAWRA) and active member of the Society of Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP), Delaware Real Estate Women (DREW), and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE). She is also active in her community, participating in the Christina River Cleanup (15+ years), Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup (8+ years), and various food and clothing drives. She has also assisted the Delaware Association of Professional Engineers (DAPE) with mentoring and presentations regarding the importance of professional licensure to undergraduate future engineers attending the University of Delaware.