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FHWA Works: Employee Spotlight - Al-Hasan Rashida
Full Name: Al-Hasan Rashida
Title: Multimedia Specialist
Division/Department: Office of Management Services
Location: Washington, DC
What is your typical workday like?
A typical workday for me is filled with opportunities to challenge my imagination. At its core my job is that of a graphic designer. I use my technical skills and knowledge to develop electronic and print media. Projects vary from the design and procurement of publications, booklets, banners, logos, and specialty items to offering consultation on printing practices, ensuring projects adhere to the Government Publishing Office regulations. These products are used to educate and inform both internal and external audiences about a wide array of information pertaining to the agency. I’m constantly meeting new people and learning about what they do to support the agency’s mission. And I’m not only challenged by the requests I receive but encouraged to be creative and innovative.
What has been your biggest accomplishment over the last year?
It’s hard to say. I find joy in simply seeing my work around the headquarters building or in publications and products used throughout FHWA. But I did work with the Office of Policy to design and print a Global Benchmarking booklet that was used at a conference in the Netherlands last year. I was proud to see my work on display in another country.
Prior to working at FHWA, what was the most unusual or interesting job you've ever had?
Prior to working for FHWA I worked in retail as a shoe salesman. It was a lot of fun and much like my current career I met a lot of great people.
What are your hobbies in your spare time?
In my spare time I enjoy traveling, reading, watching sports, playing pool and spending time with loved ones. I’ve also taken up guitar lessons recently.
What is one of the biggest lessons you have learned in your career to get you where you are today?
I’ve learned that it’s important to continue your education, both in the classroom and in your leisure. The more you know about your profession the more effective you can be. I’ve also learned that networking is invaluable and creates opportunities to develop strong professional relationships.
Complete this sentence: "People would be surprised if they knew..."
People would be surprised if they knew that I began working for FHWA as an intern in high school.
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