Wednesday, September 5th, 2018


New Engineer Joins catena Team

by Sara Atkinson

Nana Ochiai – Engineer

Nana joins catena after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a Master in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials. She is quickly integrating herself into the company and doing her part to help communities.

Nana always knew she wanted to be a part of this industry. Surrounded by the world of skyscrapers continually going up in Chicago, she had decided at the age of five she wanted to be a construction worker. After learning of the vast field of civil engineering in junior high, that dream evolved into a career in engineering.

What Nana likes most about Portland is the balance of green and urban life. Three years ago, she visited the city and instinctively thought she could see herself living here someday. When she’s not working, you can find her exploring the city, nature and different cuisines. She also likes yoga and napping outside.

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