Matthew Hammaker, EIT Graduate Engineer


Have you lived abroad?

I haven’t yet, but it’s definitely on my bucket list to travel to Europe, and maybe the Middle East.

How did you get to Austin? 

I had some family move to Dallas a few years ago and really liked Texas. But as soon as I visited a friend in Austin, I knew I had to move here.

What are your hobbies?

You can usually find me in the gym or playing guitar in my spare time. I also love doing outdoor activities like paddle boarding or going to the beach.

What is the biggest risk you’ve taken?

I took a pretty big risk with my first move to Austin. I only knew one person here, and had only visited once, but I really fell in love with the city and felt at home in Texas.

Where would you live other than Austin?

I can’t imagine leaving Austin, but if I had to, I’ve always dreamed of owning a beach house. So I’d probably end up somewhere near the coast of Texas, or even Florida.

What are your top 3 things to do or see in Austin?

It’s hard to pick just three. But the food, the live music/nightlife scene, and touring craft breweries would be some of my favorites.