This month we are happy to highlight Calvin Lokko. Calvin is a graduate engineering designer with the transportation team at Sain’s Pulaski office. He enjoys how Sain offers the opportunity to learn and help across the company. The most challenging part of his job has been learning the names of everyone in the Birmingham office! His favorite project thus far has been the State Route 28 in Tennessee. “It gave me a good introduction to Sain’s workflow and TDOT.”

We sat down with Calvin to learn a little more about him…

Q: Tell us a little about yourself.

A: I love nature, hiking, camping, biking, and soccer. I attended Oakwood University for Applied Math and the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) for Civil Engineering.

Q: Tell us a little bit about your family.

A: I am the youngest of five children and have family all over the world.

Q: Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us?

A: I’ve followed the oldest diet in the world for my whole life. The vegetarian diet has been around since the Garden of Eden. I try to keep a healthy lifestyle to match. It’s not hard to follow, but it does limit options when eating out.

Q: What three words best describe you?

A:  Inquisitive, Active, Helper.

Q: What are your top 3 life highlights?

A: Living a purposeful life is a daily highlight.

  1. Being born.  2. Dying to self.  3. Being born again.

Q: What are your hopes for our industry?

A: My hope is that our states’ and nation’s infrastructure will receive at least a “B” on the rating report card. It will require lots of work, investment, and innovation.

Q: What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?

A: I enjoy having direct design input into a project that generations of people will be able to travel.

Q:  What book did you read last?

A: Growing Young, which focuses on how thriving churches retain and gain membership; especially youth and young adults.

Q:  What did you want to be when growing up?

A: I wanted to be a professional soccer player, veterinarian, or engineer.

Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?

A: My life revolves around work, church, friends, and family.

Q: What is your favorite sport? Team?

A: My favorite sport is soccer. I don’t have diehard favorite teams. I like to see a competitive match in any sport I watch.

Q: What is your hidden talent?

A: I play the violin!