Amazing individuals, great company, incredible work.

Laura Sanders

Design Engineer


Purdue University

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering

The Ohio State University

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering


  • Earned Engineering Intern Certification
  • Focus on Retail Projects; Proven Experience on Entertainment Projects
  • Joined Schaefer in 2014

Why do you enjoy living in Cincinnati?

I’ve lived in Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Dayton and Indianapolis; I have to say that Cincinnati has been the best. The development happening downtown at
The Banks and in Covington has made Cincinnati a great place to live and visit. We have one of my favorite zoos in the nation that hosts fun events during the year and we’re near a top-rated amusement park, Kings Island.

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What inspired you to become a structural engineer?

Growing up, I always enjoyed math, science and drawing. Both of my parents were engineers so I was exposed to engineering fairly early. K’nex and LEGOs were my favorite toys; I’ve built several roller coasters and large build items out of K’nex.