John-Michael Pennington is celebrating 2 years with HMB this month. John-Michael is an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) in HMB's Nashville, TN office. He provides roadway design on numerous complex projects throughout Tennessee. In honor of John-Michael's anniversary, we asked him a few questions:
What made you get into civil engineering?I have loved to draw and design things ever since I can remember. I think the thought of designing something like a bridge in real life is what made me get into civil engineering. Inheriting some math skills helped my dream become a reality. Where did you attend college? What did you major in?
I attended Tennessee Technological University from 2008 to 2011, and earned my B.S. in Civil Engineering.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
The guys I work with and the ability for me to help design a project that will be built and used.
If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only take one item what would it be?
A cold drink.
What would be your dream vacation?
Going to a beach with my family.
What is your favorite genre of music? Do you have a favorite band?
Rock is my favorite music, some classic, some garage and folk style, but mostly alternative. I really enjoy The Raconteurs.