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Staff Spotlight - Laurentiu Puscasu

Every Friday we feature a member of our staff in the Staff Spotlight! This week, we spoke to Laurentiu Puscasu, often known as Lorenzo, about his career. 



How did you get interested in working in security?

I started out working for a company that provided security for building sites. Then one day in 2010 they sent me here to replace the security. I started out part-time, then went full time, and then I said to my boss that I wanted to stay here because I loved working here. 


You also have constructed sets for the TY musicals and a bug hotel on campus - how did you get involved?

I like to build and invent things and get creative. So when Lynn Brehony asked me to build the set for OKLAHOMA!, the TY musical last year, I was happy to help out. She sent me over a few photos of a design and I got to work on it. 


Are there any differences between your previous job and your work at Alex?

I found my peace here, it’s so nice to work in Alex. Outside is a different world, whether you’re working in retail or construction sites. Building sites are much dirtier, you know, and you find all kinds of people. But here, it’s completely different. Compared to building sites it’s much quieter. Everyone’s so nice here and the kids are so respectful. When I wake up in the morning to go to work it’s a pleasure.


How have you adapted your work for Covid-19? 

It’s been a bit hard, especially when wearing masks all the time and social distancing. Sometimes it’s very difficult to hear people talking when they’re wearing a mask! 


What has been the highlight of your time in Alex so far?

Every day, every moment is a highlight, I can’t pick a single moment.