Her name is
occupation is... Administration & Technology Team Leader in the Water Pollution
Control Division or WPC.
She's been with the City for... 20 years. Monica started as a clerical intern
while still a junior in high school. She has worked in several different
classifications and divisions since that time.
She has also worked in warehousing, and purchasing and receiving. She went back to
college a few years after moving to WPC to finish a technology degree. It was a smart move, because when WPC began reducing
costs, she found herself working on computer systems.
Monica is the person who
oversees the computer systems, storeroom, and
administrative functions of WPC. She also supervises the administrative and technology
team that includes:
She is also the system administrator
of the plants distributed control system which allows plant operators to start/stop
pumps, open gates, turn equipment on and off, monitor parameters for EPA compliance, and a
bunch of other things. She recently completed a project to upgrade the control system to
the most recent technology available.
Planning & scheduling.
What does she enjoy most about the job? "I enjoy the opportunity to work
with new technology. Were always looking for new ways to use it to improve our
processes. We are very proud of our work."
Monica is also... an avid international traveler. She has spent time in 13
countries so far. She will add three new ones to the list this fall when she
revisits Thailand and also stops in Singapore, Bali and Hong Kong. If you could see her
office, youd notice the world map. She keeps it there to remind her, she says, of
how much she still has left to see!
When she has time
Monica enjoys riding her motorcycle and
although, not simultaneously.
.Monica graduated from the University of Akron with, and you
may have already guessed this, a degree in computer programming.