Jameelah M. Ingram was inspired to study architecture and structural engineering by the soaring skyscrapers and beautiful bridges in her hometown of Chicago, Illinois. Her mother, who is a surreal artist, and father, a U.S. Navy Veteran, greatly influenced her path. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Princeton University and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Jameelah is a Lead Structural Engineer in the Washington, D.C. office of WSP USA. She has over a decade of experience in bridge inspection, rehabilitation, and design – including an internship in Tokyo, Japan. Jameelah currently works on behalf of the Maryland Transit Administration for the Purple Line Light Rail Transit Project. As a Project Engineer, she assists the Real Estate team in the acquisition of Right of Way and engineering coordination.
In 2013, Jameelah was selected as one of the American Society of Civil Engineer’s (ASCE) New Faces of Civil Engineering. In 2018, Jameelah received the Meritorious Service Award from the ASCE National Capital Section for engineering outreach efforts with students. Presently, Jameelah resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband and a fellow engineer. She enjoys travel, filmmaking and visiting the museums that the Nation’s Capital has to offer.