Growing up, I was always incredibly fascinated by the built environment. Being the only child who took any particular interest in my father’s job as a project manager, I had no objection whenever he had to “swing by a job site” after picking me up from school. The sites would usually start out with what appeared to be a couple of holes in the ground undoubtedly caused by what I called “the big yellow caterpillar” as a kid – what I now know is an excavator. Over the periodic visits, the sites would slowly go from bare patchy vegetated land to homes, offices, or even recreational centers. These structures not only now served an array of purposes for both public and private use but sat on a complex network of utilities and infrastructure that aid in their function. And there it was! That wonder of engineering I could never wrap my little mind around that made me confident that one day, I simply had to be a part of it.
I joined Hussey Gay Bell in 2019 and I have worked on several site development projects since then. From engineering calculations, construction drawings to preparation of permitting documents and technical reports, I have gotten to work on multiple facets of projects including water and sewer distribution systems for residential subdivisions. The collaborative and multi-disciplined nature of this company has created an atmosphere for me to gain experience in various aspects of the engineering field and garner so much knowledge from talented and hard-working people. I have been challenged in many ways and given the opportunity to test my abilities with incredible mentors that walk me through every nook and cranny of the design process. To me, civil engineering has always meant positively contributing to the community through creative and innovative projects that directly impact the lives of millions and what an absolute delight it is to begin this professional journey with Hussey Gay Bell.