Meet Jessica Pollitz, Engineer.
Jessica has been with the RCD for one year this month! As Engineer, she designs various resource enhancement projects including rainwater catchment, drainage improvements, and erosion repairs. Jessica also represents the RCD within the larger resource community by participating in Technical Advisory Committees for a variety of watershed restoration projects.
"I love working for people while helping the environment at the same time!" she said, when asked about her favorite aspect of her job. She continued with, "It is truly a dream to have a job where protecting natural resources is our primary concern, but we also get a chance to engage with our local community by helping them enhance their properties."
passion for using engineering to help others
was solidified when she began volunteering with Engineers Without Borders in college. Through EWB, she worked on projects both locally and internationally, primarily focusing on providing access to clean drinking water and sanitation. She said that "working at the RCD seemed to be a beautiful coalescence of merging my desire to help others in a way that also helps the planet."
Something that you might not know about Jessica is that she has visited all 50 Sonoma County Regional Parks with her husband and her two Siberian huskies (of course only taking the huskies to the parks that allowed dogs!).