Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering—Washington State University

Demetre Makratzakis

Project Engineer, Portland

According to Demetre, the best part of his job is working with structural systems to push the limits of what can be built. He takes great satisfaction in knowing his team’s efforts serve the community directly, especially with his current projects in higher education. His work ethic takes inspiration from an excerpt found in Khalil Gibran’s book “The Prophet,” where he says “work is love made visible.” In addition to his skills as an engineer, Demetre is conversationally-fluent in Spanish and enjoys learning about the culture of Spanish-speaking peoples. During his free time, he enjoys daytrips with his two dogs, Gunner and Adaline, and rooting for his favorite college football team, the Washington State Cougars.