Under the Hard Hat with Evelyn Haro

August 4, 2023

Evelyn Haro

At Clark, we are proud to be made up of individuals from various backgrounds and talents who thrive and succeed together. Our “Under the Hard Hat” series is designed to showcase the diverse people who make up the Clark team.

Meet Evelyn Haro, a summer associate with Clark's Civil Group. 

Describe your role at Clark.

I am a summer associate for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Accessible Improvement Program Phase 2 project. 

Some of my daily tasks have included organizing the composition of our submittals, sifting through drawings, and collecting the necessary information for our trade contractors. 

Tell us a little bit about your background. Where did you grow up?

I am from a small town in California called Gridley. I lived in Vallejo in the Bay Area for some time, which is why I was so excited to work at Clark’s San Francisco office this summer.

My parents are from Zacatecas, Mexico. I am extremely family-oriented and enjoy spending as much time as possible with my parents and two siblings.

Where do you go to school?

I am a rising sophomore at UC Davis. I am majoring in civil engineering and am interested in double minoring in Spanish and Construction Management. 

I am in the Construction Management Club and am applying to be a project manager for the design-build team when we compete in the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) competition in Reno, Nevada, next February.

What is a fun fact that someone might not know about you?

I love singing! I used to sing the national anthem for basketball and football games in high school. One of my goals is to sing the national anthem at least once for a basketball or football game at UC Davis. 

How have your background or interests shaped you into the builder you are today?

Coming from a small town, there was little opportunity for growth or expansion. I was excited to move away for college, because I knew it would be a place to better express myself and my ideas. I knew I was meant for something more, and now I have many outlets for my passion – Clark is one of them!

What is one of the most important things you’ve learned during your time at Clark? 

There is always an answer to a problem. Even if something seems difficult, you take the task and keep working on it until you have learned how to do it. 

What drew you to Clark?

Clark was one of the first companies that reached out to me after a recent ASC competition.  Through my questions in the summer associate interview, I made it clear I was looking for a company that would make me feel like I – and my small amount of experience – would be welcomed, and they did just that.

What has been your favorite part of your Clark eXperience?

The people. My manager makes sure all my ideas are heard and never hesitates to help me if I don’t understand something. Everyone at the company is determined to teach me more about my career interests.