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Portraits of Women in the Power Industry

Patty West believes that she was destined to be in the power industry. “When I was little, my favorite song was Glenn Campbell’s Lineman for the County,” she said laughing. “That might have been predestination that I was going to end up in the utility business!” West considers herself a “science nerd” whose love for science fairs led her to pursue a career in civil engineering. She explained that she had a desire for an environmental career and at the time, “we didn’t have all these fancy different environmental engineering choices, we had mechanical, civil, or electrical,” she said. She chose civil.

[ via Power Engineering ]

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