Professional Profile: Fernanda Lopes 2015

Fernanda Lopes - 2015

Name: Fernanda Lopes - 2015

Title: Assistant Project Manager

Company: Burns & McDonnell

Location: Wallingford, CT

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Family: Husband: Bernard Champagne; stepson: Tyler Champagne

College: MS - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; BS – Central Connecticut State University

First job unrelated to your current field: Executive assistant at a mortgage company

First job in current field: Assistant project manager at a building construction firm

What your firm does now and its plans for the future? Burns & McDonnell is a fully integrated engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting firm. We provide project management services for some of the largest infrastructure projects in the country, such as electrical transmission projects for utilities in the northeast. Helping team members and learning from others has always driven me to succeed in everything I do.

Hobbies: Songwriting and photography

Favorite novel: “The Little Prince”

Favorite film: “John Adams”

Kys to success: Perseverance, education, energy, team work, respect, and faith.

Person(s) you most admire (outside of family): Dr. Benjamin Carson

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be? Music production