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Meet Savanna Hasegawa: Project Coordinator, New Mom, and Member of the LBGTQ Community

6-30-2020

Over the last few weeks we’ve shared the stories of Parametrix employee-owners who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community. Savanna Hasegawa was a catalyst in encouraging this series. Thank you, Savanna, for advocating for greater visibility and representation of the LGBTQ+ community at Parametrix.

She says that as someone who came out at 14 years old, she’s very comfortable being “out” at work, but hoped this series might serve as a way to make others feel more confident being fully themself in a work environment.

Savanna was hired at Parametrix in 2015 as an Administrative Assistant in the Puyallup office. She now serves as a Project Coordinator for the Puget Sound Community Building group. In this role she is often working out of client project offices.

Last year, Savanna and her wife, Anika, got married and began their pregnancy journey. 

Savanna and Anika at their wedding.

 

Savanna and Anika at gender reveal for their twins.

On Thursday, June 25th at 9:36 AM, they welcomed their son and daughter into the world.

Hasegawa twins

Makato - 5 lbs 10 oz

Maiko - 5 lbs 4 oz

It was important to Savanna and Anika to give their children Japanese names to honor Anika’s heritage. Savanna says, “We are so in love with these two, and they have completed our entire lives. There really aren’t enough words to describe how we feel.”

They are all happy, healthy, and at home. Congratulations to the Hasegawa family!