Please welcome summer intern Alyona Roskach!
Born in Nevada City, California, Alyona grew up in Bothell, Washington. She is currently persuing a Civil Engineering degree at the University of Washington, and was recently working in the Mechanical Engineering Department at The University of Washington as a student assistant.
"Before starting Civil Engineering I was studying to be an industrial Designer, but two years into the feild I realized I much rather be interacting with something then designing it. My father did construction when I was little and I was often on residential construction sites and alwaysd adored participating in whatever way I could - meaning civil engineering with a focus on construction was an easy choice! If I wasn't working in construction, I would probably still being doing graphic design (very miserably)."
What is your favorite pastime?
My favorite pastime is working on my jeeps! I have two 1994 Jeep XJ's and although very frustrating at times, I love being able to do my own car work and seeing the two builds come together. Recently the work has mostly been restorative and focused on solving issues that the two vehicles have been having, but I'm hoping that i'll be able to tackle some more fun projects soon!
What is your favorite vacation spot?
My favorite vacation spot in the world is Banks Lake, Washington! It has fantastic views, great locations, and amazing fishing, what more could you ask for?
Best advice you've ever heard?
The best advice that I have ever heard is that "stagnation is failure", one of the most important things in life is to keep working on yourself and never accept things as set in stone - there's always more that can be done!