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Honoring Veterans at Parametrix


Today, Thursday, November 11 is Veteran’s Day. We take this time to thank those who have served our country, including many employee-owners at Parametrix. In this article, learn more about several veterans at Parametrix.

Jennifer Dvorak | Senior Engineer | Puyallup, WA

A newspaper article with a photo of Jennifer Dvorak wearing a military uniform and hard hat

What did you do in the military?

I was a civil engineer, building and fixing things like hangars, pavements, fuel tanks, water treatment plants, and supporting a host of expeditionary work in Korea and Turkey.

How long did you serve?

Just under 10 years, mostly in active duty and then ... (more)


Hispanic Heritage Month Employee-Owner Feature: Asa Reyes-Chavez


September 15 – October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. In honor of this month, we’ve invited Parametrix employee-owners of Hispanic/Latinx heritage to share their stories. Today, meet Asa Reyes-Chavez, an engineer with the Puget Sound water group based out of Puyallup, WA. She joined Parametrix in May 2020 after graduating from Washington State University.

What’s your role at Parametrix and what are some projects that you are proud to have worked on?

I’m an Engineer I, working primarily a part of Water (Facilities) group. Currently, I am doing construction observation for the Fruitland Mutual Water Company 2021 AC Water Main Replacement project and usually working on some water or aeration models.

What are your hobbies/passions? What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time, I like to be active by weightl... (more)


Meet our New PE: Cameron Carlson


Cameron Carlson is an Electrical Engineer based out of our Seattle office, providing electrical power, instrumentation, and control services for water and wastewater utilities and public transportation clients. He has been with Parametrix for 6 years and recently earned his Electrical Professional Engineer license.          

We asked him a few questions about his background, what inspires him, career goals, projects he’s working on, and his advice for others pursing their PE license.

Tell us about your professional background.

I have a BS in Electrical Engineering from Seattle University. Before I pursued this degree, I was a music major specializing in trumpet and jazz. I also tutor privately.

What inspired you to pursue a career in engineering?

There were many inspirations, but for the most part I didn... (more)


Intern Spotlight: Pamela Mugisha


We're pleased to welcome Pamela Mugisha as an intern with our Puget Sound Water group! We asked her a few questions about her background, career, and goals.

Education: I got my bachelor’s degree in Agricultural engineering from Makerere University, Uganda. Then I got my Master’s degree in Hydroscience and engineering from Technical University Dresden in the Saxony state of Germany. Currently I am pursuing a PhD in Environmental engineering at Texas A&M in Kingsville, Texas.

Where did you grow up? I grew up in the capital of Uganda, Kampala. But my Village is Kisoro located at the South-West border of Uganda and Rwanda.

Why did you choose Parametrix for your internship? I chose an internship at Parametrix because I have learned quite a bit in school and would like to use my knowledge to make real-life impact and decisions in a ... (more)


Meet Our Summer 2021 Interns


This year we are pleased to welcome nine interns to Parametrix for an immersive and educational experience. We asked each of them to share a little about themselves, their goals, and why they chose Parametrix for their internship. Read their responses below!

Matthew Hagen

Matthew Hagen | Bremerton, WA | Transportation

Education: George Fox University, 2022, Civil Engineering

Hometown: Gig Harbor, WA

Why Parametrix? I interned with the Washington State Department of Transportation last summer and worked on a project where Parametrix was the consultant. I developed a great relationship with some of the employees at Parametrix to where it now led into an internship ... (more)