Q&A Sep 2, 2021

Q&A: Talking with one of our Golden Ticket Winners, Christopher Cook

Jacobs’ Christopher Cook, Mechanical Engineer and lucky Collectively Golden Ticket winner talks about the Attic Youth Center in Philadelphia, the organization he chose to donate to.

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The CollectivelySM program is Jacobs' approach to global giving and volunteering. To celebrate one full year of Collectively goodness, we’ve transitioned to an open matching program and randomly seeded six employees with a $500 Golden Ticket charity donation throughout the month of June.

Today, we connected with one of the lucky Golden Ticket winners, Christopher Cook, to chat about the Attic Youth Center in Philadelphia, the organization he chose to donate to, why it is so meaningful to him, and what happens to your bones when you twist your wrist!

We’re publishing this article as part of the celebrations to mark the successful first year of the Collectively program and you were a lucky recipient of one of the Golden Tickets and a $500 charity donation. Tell us a bit about the organization you chose to donate to.

I chose to donate to Attic Youth Center in Philadelphia to help the community locally. They do great work in providing access to programs for at risk LGBTQ kids to help develop healthy life skills in a supportive community, as well as promote acceptance through community outreach.

At Jacobs, you are a Mechanical Engineer in the Piping Department. What’s your favorite part of your role?

I am a piping engineer working primarily with materials specification. My favorite part of my job is the ability to work closely with multiple disciplines within our projects to enhance cooperation.

If you aren’t working, what would we be most likely to find you doing?

Outside work, I’d most likely be found traveling or attending sporting events.

Most proud career moment?

As a young engineer, my most proud career moments come when earning the respect and recognition of more senior team members for my hard work and ambition.

What’s something you learned in the last week?

Something interesting I learned in the last week is that when you twist your wrist, the two bones in your forearm (radius and ulna) actually cross while remaining stationary at your elbow!

People would be surprised to know that I….

People would be surprised to know that I played the trumpet for 15 years through the end of college.

What do you enjoy most about being part of #OurJacobs?

What I love about Jacobs is our commitment to doing things right. How we really promote and practice inclusion both in the workplace and out. The many Jacobs Employee Networks available are a visible testament to this, but we still work harder to improve all the time.

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