What Equity and Inclusion Mean During COVID-19 for Tracy Zhu

During this unprecedented moment in history, Tracy Zhu has been thinking a lot about what it means to be a public servant and what she can do for San Francisco and the Bay Area at this inflection point.  On a normal day, Zhu, Social Impact Partnership (SIP) Manager, is part of the SFPUC’s External Affairs…

Meet a SFPUC Marine Biologist From a Family of Scientists

Diane O’Donohue recalls being the only woman attending water quality meetings when she started her career as a Marine Biologist 28 years ago. Today, she is one among many women in the same field. Monday to Friday, one can find SFPUC Marine Biologist O’Donohue in the water quality laboratory of the Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant,…

Meet Thuy Hendricks, Who Celebrates the Contributions of Women in the Utilities Industry

For Thuy Hendricks, SFPUC Commercial Division Assistant Supervisor within Customer Service Bureau, everyday is different for her. Depending on the day’s scheduled activities, her responsibilities can range from reconciling financial reports to leading a testing project. Her typical day consists of analyzing accounts and exception completions, coaching, training and assisting her team. But one of…

Over 250 Attendees Participated in the Sixth Annual Women in Construction Expo

On November 1, the SFPUC had a packed house with over 250 attendees for the 6th Annual Women in Construction Expo hosted by the SFPUC’s Small Firm Advisory Committee in collaboration with the National Association of Women in Construction. This event promotes construction and professional service opportunities for women looking to enter the trades, or…

Neurodiversity Program First of its Kind in the Construction Industry

A group of diverse and talented San Franciscans became the first graduating cohort of the SFPUC’s inaugural Neurodiversity Pilot Program made possible through partnerships with community-based organization The Arc San Francisco, private construction and engineering firms Sundt/Walsh, Brown & Caldwell, Stantec, and Webcor, and government agencies the California Department of Rehabilitation and the SF Office…

How SF is Tackling Racial Inequality Through Infrastructure

Tracy Zhu’s commute to work was a bit different this week. Instead of the typical sprint to frantically catch public transit and arrive at her cubical a little out of breath, she made her way to a podium with tea in hand ready to speak to a captivated audience. Zhu, Community Benefits and Social Responsibility…