Seattle City (spot)Light: Hannah Szenk, Talent Acquisition Specialist

The Basics
Years of Service: Six and a half
Division: Talent and Workforce Development
Role: I recruit new employees to the utility and facilitate all stages of the hiring process. I currently support 26 officers and directors across the organization and also run our internship program hiring process.

Background
Hometown:
Issaquah, Wash.
Alma Mater: Washington State University (WSU), Go Cougs!
Discipline/Trade of Study: I studied public relations at WSU’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communications.
Tell us about your family: I am married to my husband AJ and have a two-year-old son named Theodore.

“I love my job because I am able to work on ensuring that our employee base is representative of the community we serve.”

Just for Fun
Where do you live and what’s something you love about the area?
We live in Kent and love that our families are close by, and that we have easy access to the mountains, lakes, and all sorts of trails for walking and biking. 

What are some of your favorite activities/hobbies? I enjoy spending time in my garden and cooking all the new foods we grow. I love cooking and making up my own recipes for dishes, cocktails, and desserts.

What is one thing you couldn’t live without and why? I couldn’t live without time outside. I need lots of sun and fresh air to thrive.

What brought/attracted you to City Light? Being a public servant is something that is important to me. I love my job because I am able to work on ensuring that our employee base is representative of the community we serve. We are in a unique position at City Light that our customers are also our neighbors and our coworkers, and I really enjoy being able to give back to others and help people find their ideal career.