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Meet Tresia Gonzalez: Transportation Planner and Member of the LGBTQ Community

6-18-2020

June is Pride Month! To celebrate we'll be featuring Parametrix employee-owners who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Today, we would like to introduce you to Tresia Gonzalez. Tresia is a Senior Planner in the Seattle Transportation group. She has been with Parametrix for 18 years and specializes in major corridor studies and traffic modeling.

Tresia participated in our emerging leaders program and now serves on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee. She identifies as queer.

I asked Tresia a few questions about her personal life and career. Read her responses below.

 

What drew you to the transportation industry? What inspires you about your work?

I actually didn’t intend to do the work I do!

Within the civil engineering department, I focused on environmental, taking classes such as hazardous waste and ground water flow. Towards the... (more)

 

Pride Month at Parametrix

6-16-2020

This month marks the 50th anniversary of Pride month traditions. LGBTQ Pride month is held each year in June to honor and commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, which served as a turning point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United states. In a landmark decision, just this week the Supreme Court ruled that the Civil Rights Act barring sex discrimination in the workplace protects LGBTQ employees.

At Parametrix, we believe it’s important to recognize this month and celebrate the progress that has been made while also recognizing the steps we can take in becoming truly inclusive to all.

This month we’ll introduce you to several Parametrix employee-owners who identify as members of the LGBTQ community. They’ll discuss their career, personal life, as well as the challenges they’ve faced. Stay... (more)