Monday, April 24, 2017

Congratulations to UWOW member Marie Owens!

From the DEQ Communications Office:

Marie Owens is the new director of the Division of Drinking Water at the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. She brings great experience and enthusiasm to DEQ, along with a commitment to continue the legacy of collaboration between regulators, water professionals, and the public to ensure safe and reliable drinking water throughout Utah. 

Please check out the rest of her interview on the DEQ website, where Marie shares how she became interested in engineering and her experience with college, with mentors, working in a predominately male profession, and other great insights. She also gave Women of Water a shout out:

I had had several conversations over the years about creating a forum for women with careers in the water industry to learn from and support each other. Christina Osborn, the current president, got it off the ground four years ago, but I’ve been involved from the beginning. Our mission is “Engage, Empower, and Educate.” I think it’s really important for women to network with their peers, meet other women who can serve as mentors, and exchange ideas and information about this fast-changing industry. Our current membership includes scientists, technicians, teachers, engineers, and students. I enjoy mentoring, and Women of Water gives me the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with other women in the field. Each of us can bring new perspectives to the industry.

Congratulations, Marie, on your new role as Director for the Division of Drinking Water! 

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