Janelle Leafblad
Janelle Leafblad
West Coast Central Regional Director, WoodWorks - Wood Products Council
Livermore, CA
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Biography
A California licensed professional engineer, Janelle has been an active building technology consultant since 2002, primarily in the area of wood technology and durability, investigation and design of building envelope components, and construction for both historic and contemporary structures. She earned her BS in Architectural Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and her MS in Wood Science and Technology from the University of California at Berkeley.
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Education
BS in Architectural Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering MS in Wood Science and Technology from the University of California at Berkeley
Volunteer Opportunities
  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
Latest Questions
  • Andres, Miami asked Janelle Leafblad, WoodWorks - Wood Products Council

    Added Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    hi Janelle! I'm a senior now, considering applying to Cal Tech Berkley and I'm curious about different types of material sciences and I wanted to know, why the interest for wood? when did you first experience wood? When did you fall in love with wood? Just a couple of questions from a fellow wood enthusiast not sure on his major.
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    Janelle Leafblad, WoodWorks - Wood Products Council
    Answered Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 1:43 PM
    Hi Andres! Thanks for the question! I became interested in material science, and wood in particular, when one of my fantastic undergraduate professors helped me apply to a job working for the summer at the USDA Forest Products Lab.  It was there I really ...
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  • Met asked Janelle Leafblad, WoodWorks - Wood Products Council

    Added Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    I am studying arch engineering. I want to know what I can do by being arch. engineer? I am interested in mechanical designs too. Do u think I can relate them??
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  • Paola, Honduras asked Janelle Leafblad, WoodWorks - Wood Products Council

    Added Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Hi, I'm 17 years old and I am a Junior in High School. While I was reading your profile, I saw that you also wanted to be an Architect. I'm not the best drawer but I like to draw. I'm between Architecture or Engineering or both. I like Civil and Biomedical Engineering but sometimes I ask myself if I might be the right person for those careers. I'm taking Pre-calculus this year. My parents have inspired me to an Engineering career, and I really want to make them proud. Can you please give me any ...
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