One of my favorite parts of the job is anticipating and addressing issues before they become problems. My work focuses on developing and implementing multi-year public involvement programs to build and sustain stakeholder support for transportation investments. I love that happy hour with my coworkers is really happy hour with some of my closest friends, strategizing on behalf of our clients because we actually like talking about our work. This sentiment carries over to my volunteer organizations like the Women Transportation Seminars (WTS). I’m also a Seahawks season ticket holder, triathlete, and San Juan islands’ enthusiast.
An anti-racist PRR dismantles systems of advantage based on race when and wherever possible. We engage staff of all racial identities in dismantling white supremacy culture at work. This includes personal ideologies, beliefs, and behaviors. And, it includes removing white supremacy culture from the systems, cultural messages, institutional policies, procedures, and practices that PRR and our staff interact with and inform. We believe it is not enough to be “not racist.” We must be “anti-racist.”