DeShaun Smith

C.O.R.E./Project Engineer

DeShaun Smith

Who, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most? And why?

If I could pick one person, I’d say Jay Z. He’s gone from having pretty much nothing, to becoming not only a top 5 rapper all time, but one of the most successful rappers turned businessman. He’s also 1 of 3 rappers to become a billionaire, and he made that happen outside of his rap career. I’d love to get some advice from him and know more about his successes.

What is your favorite project you worked on and why?

My favorite project was a renovation for the Lowell General Hospital, it involved adding a psychiatric ward onto their existing building. Seeing it come together was very intriguing.

Who or what inspires you?

Will Smith. I saw a video of him skydiving, and in a voiceover, he gave one of the greatest pieces of advice I’ve ever heard. He said that “the highest amount of fear you’ll ever fear, is leading up to the task or activity that you are afraid of, but once you do it, it all disappears.”

What is one thing on your bucket list and will you accomplish it?

I want to go skydiving at least one time. I have no idea if I’ll accomplish this, as I’m not sure I have what it takes to willingly jump out of a plane. I may have to be pushed, lol.

 

Other people in Operations

Andy Timofeev

Director of Business Development – Life Sciences

Andy Timofeev

Rob Duker

Project Manager, Corporate Interiors

Rob Duker