Assistant Resident Engineer, Caltrans
Ryan Fallica is an Assistant Resident Engineer with Caltrans District 11. He currently oversees the construction of State Route 11, the new State Highway leading to the future Otay Mesa East Land Port-of-Entry. After a 1-year internship in the agency’s Legal Division studying construction claims, Ryan joined Caltrans as a full-time Transportation Engineer in January, 2018. Prior to his current assignment, Ryan contributed to the design and development of several Port-of-Entry improvement projects, including State Route 11, as a member of the Trade Corridor Division at the District Office in Old Town.
Ryan graduated from San Diego State University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, and is currently a graduate student in San Jose State University’s Masters of Science in Transportation Management program. In his recent studies, Ryan has explored topics in Transportation Funding and Finance, Environmental Sustainability, Organizational Leadership and Planning/Project Development. Ryan was selected as a Council of University Transportation Centers Outstanding Student of the Year Award Winner and was recognized at the 99th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting in Washington D.C. in January, 2020.
A proud San Diego native, Ryan is actively involved in several groups driving policy on a local level. He is an active member of the YIMBY Democrats of San Diego County and works on both the Policy and M.O.R.E. Committees. As a voting member of the San Diego Chapter of the Sierra Club, Ryan serves on the Political Committee and has helped to interview and select candidates for endorsement.