Staff Spotlight: Cameron Tousi, PE

We’re pleased to introduce our newest structural engineer, Cameron.

1. Why you chose Schaefer.

The people. You’re hard-pressed to find a better group of people than here at Schaefer, and it really showed throughout the interview process.

2. Where did you go to school?

I earned my undergraduate education at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

3. Why you chose to be a structural engineer.

In high school I took an engineering class; one of our projects was to design and construct the most efficient balsa wood bridge. I probably spent more time on my bridge than I did on the rest of the projects combined – it really sparked my interest in structural engineering.

4. If I wasn’t a structural engineer I would be…

A computer engineer, with a focus in robotics. I almost chose to be a CPE instead of a structural engineer because of the challenges associated with building robots.

5. Favorite thing to do off the clock.

I play a lot of guitar in my free time. I’m not good by any stretch, but I enjoy just sitting around outside and playing for hours.

6. What would you do with $1 million?

I’d donate half of the money to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the rest I’d invest for the future. Maybe take a few thousand and host a huge Super Bowl party.

7. Favorite sports and teams.

I really enjoy all sports, but my absolute favorites are hockey, college basketball and college football. My favorite hockey team is the Detroit Red Wings, and I’m a die-hard Michigan fan for every college sport.

8. If you could design a structure anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I would design a structure in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Site visits would be a great excuse to travel up there during football season.

9. What’s your signature dish to cook for family and friends?

Chicken Parmesan. I cooked it for my first girlfriend back in high school, and I’ve been mastering the art ever since.

10. Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My grandfather because he always challenged me to use my noggin.


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