We welcome Andrew Hager as a design engineer and the newest member of our structural engineering team.
1. Favorite sports and teams?
My favorite team is the Detroit Tigers. I also support any team wearing the colors maize + blue.
2. Most prized possession/what you couldn’t live without (outside of family and friends)?
I have a JBL Boombox that I often claim as my most prized possession. I listened to nearly 70,000 minutes of music last year, most of which were on the boombox.
3. What are your hobbies?
I enjoy running, reading, cooking + traveling.
4. What made you laugh the hardest in your entire life?
Every time I am with my college roommates, there is a good chance I will have my next hardest laugh.
5. What’s your biggest pet peeve?
The “dish soak” – I am of the belief that some dishes need to be soaked. However, many dishes that are soaked are not in need of it, and it is purely used as a procrastination strategy.
6. What’s your signature dish to cook for family and friends?
My signature dish is definitely my homemade guacamole which has made multiple appearances at family gatherings + Schaefer grill days.
7. If you weren’t a structural engineer, what would you be?
I would be an investigative journalist. I’m drawn to the idea of discovering truths about how the world works and getting exclusive access to people + information.
8. Why you chose to work/live in Cincinnati, Ohio?
9. What is a skill that you don’t have, but wish you did?
I wish I had perfect pitch!
10. What industry book have you read that has been most helpful to your career?
When I was a freshman in college, Michigan Engineering had us read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. While not directly related to structural engineering, it grapples with important ethical questions that have racial and socioeconomic implications. Similar questions pertain to developing communities, which is what we help do at Schaefer every day.