Abby Cowser, E.I.T., Staff Engineer

WDP Office: Manassas 

Abby assists project managers in field investigations and testing, structural analysis, project document reviews and developments, and construction oversight.

“During my time at Penn State, I had the opportunity to travel with Penn State’s chapter of Engineers in Action: Bridge Program to Rwanda (Summer of 2017) and Bolivia (Summer of 2019) to collaboratively construct footbridges with rurally isolated communities in order to improve their access to essential resources. I was inspired by how infrastructure could change the lives of an entire community. As a result, I pursued Civil Engineering to continue to change lives through infrastructure and access to opportunity. My role with WDP allows me to solve complex technical challenges to enhance the built world around us.”

While at Penn State, Abby was involved in the following organizations:

ACI — Penn State Chapter
  • Secretary 2019-2020
Engineers in Action: Bridge Program — Penn State Chapter
  • Cultural Relations Manager on Rwanda Travel Team 2017
  • Project Manager on Bolivia Travel Team 2019


ASCE 2020 New Faces of Civil Engineering — Collegiate Edition

Professional Qualifications

Years with WDP

Abby first joined WDP as a Staff Engineer in April 2021.


Bachelor of Science, Civil & Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2020, Magna Cum Laude