March 12, 2020

Welcoming our new Electrical Design Engineer, Holly Seiler, to Epsteins MEP group, where she will be tasked with designing power and lighting solutions. Since joining us, Holly has begun working on power solutions for the Neal Math and Science Academy in North Chicago as well as lighting for our Industrious co-working project in Chicago.

Prior to coming to Epstein, Holly worked at Ghafari Associates, first as an electrical intern and subsequently as an electrical designer after graduating. She attended the Illinois Institute of Technology (go Scarlet Hawks!) and received a Bachelor of Science in architectural engineering with a specialization in electrical and illumination. During her college summers, Holly worked at a camp teaching AutoCAD, Revit and Google Sketch-Up to children.

Holly has known since she was 11 that she wanted to work on buildings when she grew up, having always been fascinated by architecture and wanting a part in it. She studied architecture for 2.5 years before discovering the architectural engineering major and realizing that was her career path. She then chose to pursue electrical and illumination because it allows her to be both creative and scientific in the same career.

Im passionate about architecture and engineering, she said. Ive probably spent a disproportionate amount of time staring at buildings and marveling at their design and construction. Holly, youll fit right in here.

She grew up an hour northwest of Chicago in Huntley, Illinois and attended Huntley High School, home of the Red Raiders and CAD, Revit and construction courses.

Outside of work, Holly volunteers for an organization called Expanding Your Horizons (EYH), which puts on an annual conference with hands-on STEM activities for middle school girls. Their goal is to bring STEM education to girls in Chicagos underserved communities.

Additionally, in my spare time, she loves traveling with her fiancé and friends, and spending as much time as she can explore new places and cuisines. She also enjoys learning new activities, such as scuba diving, spelunking and zip-lining. In the past year, shes traveled to Bali, Taiwan, Colombia, Panama, Belgium, the Netherlands and England. Wow, solid list!

Some of her other hobbies include reading, writing, binging Netflix and going on walks.

Once again, welcome to Epstein, Holly! We are delighted to have you and wish you continued success in your new role.