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The Internship Experience at Parametrix: Annette Misiurak


Parametrix is excited to have several interns across multiple disciplines and offices joining us this summer. We are proud to give our interns a meaningful experience which will guide them in their future career. Interns at Parametrix have the opportunity to work on exciting projects and have access to knowledgeable mentors.

AnnetteAnnette Misiurak is an environmental intern in our Bremerton, WA office. She started at Parametrix in April 2017. Annette is attending the University of British Columbia but is originally from Bremerton. She is studying Environmental Science with a focus on Conservation Ecology. We asked Annette a few questions about her background and her experience at Parametrix so far. Read her responses below.

What got you interested in environmental science?

My love of animals and the outdoors led me to pursue environmental science.

What hobbies do you have outside of work?

I enjoy ice skating and playing tennis.

What projects are you working on at Parametrix? Is there a particular project you’re most excited to support?

I am currently working on the Maury Island Cleanup Action Plan for King County. I am also working on the Okanogan Solid Waste Cleanup Action Plan. This project has been my favorite so far because I have prior experience in solid waste. I am really passionate about this sort of work that involves recycling and sustainability.

Why did you choose Parametrix for your internship?

I chose Parametrix because of the company’s focus on the environment and developing sustainable solutions for clients. It’s so rewarding to see the difference that I can make through this kind of work.

What do you enjoy most about working at Parametrix?

I am really enjoying how much I’m learning at Parametrix. I have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects and work with people who have many difference areas of expertise. It’s cool to see how everyone’s expertise combines to complete a project.

What would you like to accomplish as a part of your internship this summer?

Through this internship I hope to explore and learn more about the world of environmental consulting. I hope to enter a career as a consultant after I graduate.

Where would you like to be in your career 5 years from now?

Within 5 years I would like to earn a master’s degree in order to enhance the skill set I can offer as an environmental consultant. 

What is your ultimate career goal?

Ultimately, I would really like to make a difference in the environmental realm through consulting.