After graduating from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Architectural Engineering, I was looking to work in the building industry, with building enclosures as a particular interest. Because I was planning on moving to Seattle, my professor pointed me to RDH. During the interviews, I was asked a lot of questions about my experience with working with people. This stood out to me because it showed that RDH cared about not only technical qualifications, but also its people.

When I first started in my role in 2016 as a Building Science Engineer (EIT), I spent a lot of my time shadowing others and gaining first-hand experience learning how to conduct field reviews and tests, as well as writing reports. Since then, I have gained confidence in both the technical aspects of building enclosures and in working with other members of a project team such as architects and contractors.

My favorite part of working at RDH is the diversity of the work. I’m always discovering new ways to solve problems, meeting and working with new people, and getting out of the office to work on a variety of buildings in parts of greater Seattle that I’d never explored before. There’s always something new to learn, and that’s what keeps my work interesting.