Please give a warm welcome to Dana Mitro, Human Resources Analyst, and one of the newest faces of Team PGH2O. In her role, Dana is responsible for managing employee data and running related reports that help, for instance, inform HR decision-making and ensure we’re meeting our diversity and hiring goals. As someone who manages sensitive data, she also serves as a steward of that data, upholding important transparency and accountability standards.
What do you like about working for PWSA? My time so far at PWSA has been enriching! My colleagues have made it a great experience. The helpfulness of everyone I’ve encountered, both within and outside my department, creates a positive and collaborative work environment. Working alongside respectful, courteous, and kind individuals has been a pleasure, making my interactions with coworkers one of my favorite parts of working at PWSA. In addition, what drew me to PWSA initially was its mission and values, which resonated with me as someone dedicated to serving the public.
What sort of impact do you hope your contributions will have in our region? I hope to improve upon my role by delivering even more comprehensive analyses that will continue to improve our organizational practices so we can best serve our communities.
What is the best advice you’ve ever heard? Embrace personal growth by dedicating yourself to continuous learning. It will enrich your professional skills and teach you to be more adaptable and innovative in your career.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work? I like creating digital art and biking around Pittsburgh. You may see me if you ever bike along the Great Allegheny Passage!
What book or movie have you recently read or seen and would you recommend it? Godzilla Minus One, which was delightful, even for someone (like me) who hasn’t seen any previous Godzilla films.
What’s the weirdest fact you know? Most wasabi is not genuine. Instead, it is often crafted from horseradish. The authentic wasabi plant is notoriously challenging and costly to cultivate and must be consumed fresh to maintain its distinct flavor.