Why Rionda Batiste Believes Knowledge Can Inspire Younger Generations in Utilities

Education is critical in Rionda Batiste’s line of work. Knowledge paired with training is key to the health and safety of SFPUC employees. For Batiste, knowledge is also hope for younger generations, especially girls. Batiste is a Junior Administrative Analyst supporting the SFPUC Wastewater Enterprise safety department’s respiratory protection program. Before COVID-19, her role was…

Why Representation is Essential to Hina Dave’s Work at the SFPUC

“Although Women’s History Month has been recognized and celebrated for several decades, there is still a lot of work to do,” said Hina Dave. Dave is a Utility Specialist for retail services in the SFPUC’s Power Enterprise. As a Meter Data Management lead, she is responsible for processing PG&E and SFPUC meters’ load data and…

One Year of COVID: SFPUC Continues Essential Duties Everyday

Today marks the one year anniversary since San Francisco enacted its stay at home order in response to COVID-19. Though the general public stayed home, many essential workers continued to report in for work, including hundreds of SFPUC employees to keep water, power and sewer services running 24/7. Since Mayor Breed called a state of…

Why Alina Chetcuti Used Her Design Skills to Save Lives

Alina Chetcuti creates and designs for a living, but never would she have thought to use her graphic design skills to help save lives. Chetcuti is a graphic artist in the SFPUC’s Communications Department. When she took a job with the SFPUC, she knew the utilities sector was historically a male-dominated industry. To her, it…

How Jessica Bowker Uses Passion and Vocation to Change the World

Community organizing and engagement, that’s Jessica Bowker’s bread and butter. Bringing years of experience in community activism and outreach, Bowker joined the SFPUC in late 2019. Within her role as a Communications Manager for Community Outreach on the External Affairs team, Bowker’s team is focused on equitable communications and community outreach. This includes advancing language…