Cory Abbe works at DPR Construction as a Project Manager in San Francisco, CA. Cory graduated with a degree in environmental business and really enjoyed the classes she took in sustainable building design. Cory started her career by meeting DPR at the career fair and ended up interning on the UCSF Mission Bay Children’s Hospital in summer 2012 and she loved it. She loved the dynamic of every day being different, being able to spend time in the field, and getting to be part of a big team working together on a technical and life changing building. Cory came back to DPR and San Francisco after college and 9 later and still loves it! Cory’s favorite things about construction are the people and the projects. She loves working with other people and has made friends for life through this ever-connected industry. She also feels it’s been great to go to WiOPS events and re-connect with ladies that she has enjoyed working with over the years.
Cory is motivated by the clients she gets to build for and the intricacies of technical construction, which there’s constantly new details and coordination to work through. The projects Cory has been fortunate enough to build with DPR span their core markets: life sciences, higher education, healthcare, advanced technology, and commercial office. Her current team just broke ground on the new science and engineering building for San Francisco State University and she looking forward to steel going up at the end of this summer.
Outside of her job, Cory enjoys biking around San Francisco and running the DPR Softball team! Cory is inspired by her mom who never takes no for an answer and always encouraged her to get into math and science. She is a recently retired bankruptcy judge and has inspired Cory to both take care of her own finances but also she teaches a once-a-year class for the project engineers at DPR to encourage them to take retirement and personal finance seriously from the beginning!
A random thought Cory would like to share from this last year is that she is am getting married this July and construction has been an awesome industry to prepare her to project manage the crap out of wedding planning!