parametrix inspired people blog

Employee-Owner Spotlight: Kaylee Moser, PWS

8-30-2022

Meet Kaylee Moser, a scientist with our environmental planning and compliance team in Seattle. She has 9 years of industry experience, 5 of which have been with Parametrix. Recently, she earned her Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) certification. We asked her a few questions about her career, inspiration, and favorite projects. Read her responses below.

 

What inspired you to pursue a career as a wetland scientist?

I have always been fascinated by aquatic ecology since playing in the creeks behind my house in Ohio as a kid. I started my career in fisheries and environmental education and then shifted into the wetlands world here at Parametrix after completing the University of Washington Wetland Sciences and Management Certificate program in 2017. I was inspired to do the program after working for a timber company in coastal Oregon where I performed endangered species surveys and ... (more)

 

Intern Spotlight: Russell Wells, Jr.

8-26-2022

We're thrilled to have several interns joining us at Parametrix this summer! We strive to provide challenging, hands-on project experience to students entering our industry. Inspiring young professionals early in their career is critical for the future of our profession and for our purpose of restoring the health of the planet for future generations.

Meet Russell Wells, Jr., an intern with our Puyallup, WA water group. He is from Port Orchard, WA but moved to Texas in 2013 for his military service. He attends Texas A&M University with plans to graduate in August 2023 with a degree in electrical engineering.

Why did you choose an internship at Parametrix?

I chose Parametrix because of the nature of the work they do as consultants. I very much enjoy the idea of working on an entire site instead of a tiny component or part.

What would you like to accomplish during your internship?<... (more)

 

Employee-Owner Spotlight: Kyle Goodman, PE

8-23-2022

Meet Kyle Goodman, an engineer with our Spokane Transportation team who recently earned his professional engineer license. We asked him a few questions about his career, what inspires him, and advice for others.

 

Tell us about your professional background. What is your area of expertise?

I graduated from Washington State University in 2018 after interning at the Puyallup office of Parametrix in the summer of 2017. I loved Parametrix and wanted to live on the east side of Washington, so the Spokane office was a perfect fit for me. I have worked at the Spokane office since I started in June of 2018. 

 

What inspired you to pursue a career in engineering?

I was always much better at the math and science classes I took growing up than I was at the others like English or history, so I thought I would play to my strengths a... (more)

 

Intern Spotlight: Trevor DeFord

8-19-2022

We're thrilled to have several interns joining us at Parametrix this summer! We strive to provide challenging, hands-on project experience to students entering our industry. Inspiring young professionals early in their career is critical for the future of our profession and for our purpose of restoring the health of the planet for future generations.

Meet Trevor DeFord, an intern with our Bend, OR Community Building team. He is from Albany, OR and currently attends Oregon State University with plans to graduate in spring 2023 with a degree in civil engineering.

Why did you choose an internship at Parametrix?

I participate in the Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP) at OSU so Parametrix kind of chose me for this internship but I am excited to start working here and learning how my degree is implemented in the real world.

What would you like to accomplish during you... (more)

 

Employee-Owner Spotlight: Sarah Rife, PE

8-17-2022

Meet Sarah Rife, an engineer with our Seattle Environmental Planning and Compliance team who recently earned her professional engineer license. Sarah has 8 years of industry experience and has been with Parametrix for 6 years. She specializes in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, site stormwater characterization, and surface and groundwater sample collecting.

We asked her a few questions about her career, what inspires her, and advice for others.

 

Tell us about your professional background. What is your area of expertise?

I went to undergrad wanting to be an environmental engineer, but my school roped environmental in with civil and you could only have an emphasis in environmental, not an actual ... (more)

 

Intern Spotlight: Emma Sun

8-11-2022

We're thrilled to have several interns joining us at Parametrix this summer! We strive to provide challenging, hands-on project experience to students entering our industry. Inspiring young professionals early in their career is critical for the future of our profession and for our purpose of restoring the health of the planet for future generations.

Meet Emma Sun, an intern with our Oregon Transportation team based in Vancouver, WA. She is a senior at Portland State University majoring in civil engineering. After graduating, she plans to work toward a master's degree in structural or transportation engineering.

Why did you choose an internship at Parametrix?

I am in the Civil Engineering Cooperative Program (CECOP) at Portland State University and was very excited to be placed at Parametrix. I researched the company culture and core values and they resonated with me.

What wo... (more)

 

Intern Spotlight: Johnathan Tran

8-04-2022

We're thrilled to have several interns joining us at Parametrix this summer! We strive to provide challenging, hands-on project experience to students entering our industry. Inspiring young professionals early in their career is critical for the future of our profession and for our purpose of restoring the health of the planet for future generations.

Meet Johnathan Tran, an intern with our Oregon Community Building team based in Portland. He is from Portland and recently graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. He is interning at Parametrix as part of the Multiple/Civil Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP) at Portland State University.

Why did you choose an internship at Parametrix?

Although I was not able to choose which company I was able to intern at, I was excited to hear that my first summer internship would be with Parametrix, a company that... (more)

 

Intern Spotlight: Ben Mellott

7-28-2022

We're thrilled to have several interns joining us at Parametrix this summer! We strive to provide challenging, hands-on project experience to students entering our industry. Inspiring young professionals early in their career is critical for the future of our profession and for our purpose of restoring the health of the planet for future generations.

Meet Ben Mellott, an intern with our Bremerton Environmental Planning and Compliance team. He is from University Place, WA and is attending Georgia Tech and Covenant College as part of a five-year dual-degree program. He plans to graduate in Spring 2024 with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Why did you choose an internship at Parametrix?

Parametrix is a well-respected firm in the consulting world of the Puget Sound region and beyond, with wonderful people and an excellent work culture. Other consulting professionals... (more)

 

Intern Spotlight: Brea Jarrell

7-22-2022

We're thrilled to have several interns joining us at Parametrix this summer! We strive to provide challenging, hands-on project experience to students entering our industry. Inspiring young professionals early in their career is critical for the future of our profession and for our purpose of restoring the health of the planet for future generations.

Meet Brea Jarrell, an intern with our Albuquerque Transportation division. She grew up in Albuquerque and is attending University of New Mexico with plans to graduate in the fall of 2024 as a civil engineering major.

Why did you choose an internship at Parametrix?

Even before I was considering an internship for this summer, I was in contact with a few of the engineers from the Albuquerque office. I just wanted to get to know a little bit about what they did and how that related back to my course work at UNM. Everything ... (more)

 

Intern Spotlight: Ryan Cooper

7-15-2022

We're thrilled to have several interns joining us at Parametrix this summer! We strive to provide challenging, hands-on project experience to students entering our industry. Inspiring young professionals early in their career is critical for the future of our profession and for our purpose of restoring the health of the planet for future generations.

Meet Ryan Cooper, an intern with our Spokane Transportation division. He is from Cashmere, WA and is currently attending Gonzaga University, majoring in civil engineering.

Why did you choose an internship at Parametrix?

I chose to intern with Parametrix due to the variety of projects they work on and to gain skills and insights for the engineering profession I’m entering soon.

What would you like to accomplish during your internship?

During my time in this internship, I would like to hone my skills as an engineer an... (more)