Shawn Yamanaka, PE Project Manager

GET TO KNOW SHAWN

Are you involved in any community involvement/charity? If so, which ones?

I enjoy volunteering at Refugee Services of Texas. They are an excellent group of people who help recently arrived refugees and asylees adjust to a new life in a new country.

What is on your bucket list?

Travel to Europe (not exactly sure yet) and Japan.

Where would you live, if it couldn’t be Austin?

I love warm weather and the ocean, so somewhere near a beach.

If you had no fear, what would you do?

Go to the airport, buy a random plane ticket, and visit another country for an undetermined length of time – with just a backpack!

How did you get to Austin?

I’m an Austin native. I grew up in North Austin and Cedar Park, but haven’t lived here since I graduated from high school. After attending college and then working in Dallas for a number of years, it’s nice to be back in town.