Meet The OCI Summer Interns

The start of summer traditionally means the start of a few things; sunburns, backyard barbeques, boating, and several other fun things. For college students and recent graduates this also means the start of Intern Season. During this intern season, OCI has hired Katie Knight and Sara Lucero as Engineering Interns and William Hancock as our Marketing Intern.

Katie is a recent graduate from the University of Washington, she studied Civil Engineering and is moving to Colorado in the fall to start her Master’s program at Colorado State University. While at UW, Katie focused on the study of hydrology and natural systems and also ran on the track team. Now that she’s out of school, Katie has picked up a few new hobbies for the summer including; surfing, rock climbing, mountaineering, yoga, reading, and playing the violin. Katie is excited to gain as much exposure possible to various OCI projects, turning the theoretical knowledge that she learned in the classroom into practical experience in drainage engineering and habitat restoration. 

Sara is a senior at UW studying Civil Engineering and has a passion for environmental engineering and fluid mechanics. In her free time, Sara enjoys digital drawing, writing, gestural painting, and attending musical events such as musicals and concerts. As an ASCE member, Sara took part in the ASCE Northwest Regional Competition. Sara was the project lead for her team five which designed and constructed a drinking water treatment system from common everyday materials found at a hardware store.  During her time with OCI, Sara is excited to dive into the multifaceted world that is Civil Engineering, gaining experience in all fields ranging from environmental and hydrology to transportation and geotechnical projects.

William (Will) is a recent graduate from Western Washington University, where he studied Marketing and minored in Psychology. When he’s not hard at work in the office, Will enjoys longboarding pretty much anywhere but especially on Alki Point in West Seattle, going for hikes or just simply lounging about in his hammock with a book. During his time at WWU, Will worked on multiple projects, including a market research and consumer behavior project for a local credit union and was involved with the Student Marketing Association. Will is excited to learn about the Business-to-Business aspect of marketing, specifically within the Professional Services field.

Each of the interns will be with us for the summer working on a plethora of exciting projects within their fields.

Pictured: The Summer Interns, Katie Knight (left), William Hancock (center), and Sara Lucero (right)