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Meet the Newest Professional Engineers at Parametrix

1-06-2022

Recently, several employee-owners earned their Professional Engineer (PE) license. They share their experience, what inspires them, and advice for others.

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Aleksei Hnastchenko, PE | Portland, OR

Tell us about your professional background.

I am a graduate of Iowa State University and a Minnesota native. I graduated in 2018 and made my move out to Portland two months after to start at Parametrix. Besides an internship my short career has been with Parametrix entirely. I am looking forward to continuing to develop myself and my career at Parametrix for many years to come.

What inspired you to pursue a career in engineering?more)

 

Meet Our New PE: Kallyse Crawford

10-25-2021

Kallyse Crawford is a transportation engineer based out of our Bremerton, WA office. She joined Parametrix in February 2020 and has 3 years of industry experience. She recently earned her Professional Engineer license. We asked her a few questions about her career, future goals, and advice for others pursuing their PE license.


Tell us about your professional background.

I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and attended a very small school there. When it came time to choosing a college, I decided I wanted more of that small campus feel and ended up at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Something that drew me there was their 5 year Integrated Business & Engineering Honors Program, which is a special curriculum where students earn two bachelor’s degrees, one in their engineering track and one in business, which was geared towards engineering. Lucky for me, I... (more)

 

New Professional Engineers: Inspiration, Career Goals, and Advice

6-17-2021

Congratulations to the following employee-owners who recently earned their Professional Engineer’s (PE) license, a major career milestone. Clara Dubow, Kendra Ely, Armando Mendoza, Will Smythe, and Tyler Van Meter share what inspired them to pursue a career in civil engineering, projects they’re working on, career goals, and advice for others working toward their PE license.

 

Clara Dubow | Puyallup, WA

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Clara earned her degree in Civil Engineering with a focus in transportation and structures at Georgia Tech at the end of 2013 . She went straight into the transportation field and started on highway and ramp designs. She has graduall... (more)

 

Meet Our New Professional Engineers

1-21-2021

Earning a professional engineer’s license is a major career milestone. Recently, four employee-owners at Parametrix passed the exam to earn theirs. Congratulations to Chris Johnson, Brandon Moss, Marcus Vassey, and Scott Weirich! I asked them a few questions about their careers and their advice for others. Read their responses below.

 

Chris Johnson

Chris joined the Seattle Transportation group in 2018. He graduated from Washington State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

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What inspired you to pursue a career in engineering?

I have always been interested in science, how things work, problem solving, and building things. Th... (more)

 

Meet Parametrix’s Newest Professional Engineer: Clara Olson

10-13-2020

Clara Olson is a water engineer based out of our Portland, OR office who recently earned her Professional Engineer license. Learn more about Clara, the projects she’s worked on, and her advice for others taking the PE test.

 

Tell us about yourself.

I grew up in Portland and after four years of college in Spokane (Go Zags!) and two years in the Puyallup office, Portland was calling me home again. I’ve been back in Portland for over two years and couldn’t be happier. The Portland office was an easy transition and I love having the community in both Puyallup and Portland.

I love the outdoors and have been getting more and more into backpacking trips in the Pacific Northwest. This summer included a lot of hiking, camping, and backpacking! Mt. Rainier is one of my favorite places on earth and I was lucky enough to spend three different weekends in th... (more)