Aspect welcomes Eric Schellenger to our Geotechnical/Infrastructure team. He started in March in our Seattle office and will be full time in June after he completes his master’s degree at the University of Washington. Here are five questions we asked to get to know him better:
Where are you from? If you’re not from the Pacific Northwest, what brought you here? I’m originally from Southern California. I moved to Portland after undergrad for work and fell in love with the beauty, vibe, and culture that I feel is so unique to the region. I lived there for about 3 years before moving to Seattle in September 2015 to pursue my master’s.
What inspired you to pursue geotechnical engineering? What made you curious about it? The site-specific nature of geotechnical engineering—the fact that no site is the same—triggered my interest.
What do you like best about your area of expertise? What excites you and keeps you motivated? The wide range of challenges and projects we get to face because of the site-specific nature mentioned above. Also, geotechnical engineering is less “by the book,” and geotechnical engineers get to exercise judgment more than any other kind of engineer.
What do you do like to do when you aren’t working? Exploring everything Seattle has to offer, manning the grill, walking/running Green Lake, hiking, reading, and taking road trips.
Where in the world would you like to visit next? Iceland and South Africa.