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Raina Ciecko joins proHNS as our 2024 Civil/Environmental Intern, while in between semesters studying Environmental Engineering at Michigan Technological University. Her passion for exploring environmentally sustainable engineering systems and interest in applying practical knowledge to firsthand fieldwork brought her from Houghton, Michigan to our Juneau, Alaska engineering office.

Outside of Raina’s educational and professional pursuits, her interests focus on enjoying the great outdoors, including being a member of the University’s rowing club, and the club’s Head of Fundraising. She also holds a Level I Sawyer Certificate, a US Forest Service chainsaw education endorsement earned from a previous summer working with the Ottawa Trails Crew to restore and create recreation trails in Michigan’s Ottawa National Forest.

Raina credits proHNS’s “mission to serve the Alaskan community in a sustainable way”, and our ongoing flood repair projects with the Haines Borough as “a grand learning opportunity in seeing how systems interact with the environment and how to safely implement them.”

Applying her Environmental Engineering studies at Michigan Tech to the site experience gained this summer provides a unique perspective to water resource engineering in a temperate rainforest. So far in May—the same month that Raina joined proHNS—Juneau has already recorded an accumulated 6.67 inches of rain, nearly doubling the month’s normal precipitation rates. Our civil engineers account for these challenging environmental conditions and design tailored solutions to minimize their impact on a community’s infrastructure like roads, bridges, and neighborhoods.

You can connect with Raina on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rainacieckoprofile/

Learn more about career opportunities at proHNS here: https://prohns.com/careers/