How Emily Lam Advocates and Champions Equity in the Workplace

Last month, the Association of Women in Water, Energy & Environment hosted “Lessons from Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Leaders.” Among the featured panelists was Emily Lam, Deputy Assistant General Manager of External Affairs. We caught up with Emily to find out more about the work being done to advocate for racial equity at the…

A Career in Construction with Shabrea Thornton

“Now that I’m in construction, I’m proud of where I’m at in life today,” Shabrea Thornton says with pride and feelings of accomplishment for her recent efforts to ensure a brighter, more stable future for herself and her daughter. Born and raised in Bayview-Hunters Point, Thornton is working as an apprentice laborer with Bertco, Inc.,…

John Martin a Centrifugal Force at the Southeast Treatment Plant

“I work with my hands and equipment. I’d rather keep my hands on the tools.” John Martin is a Stationary Engineer in heavy maintenance for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s (SFPUC’s) Southeast Treatment Plant and he’s made a career being a machinist, for 57 years to be exact, with 27 years at the SFPUC….