Seattle City (spot)Light introduces you to the people behind the scenes helping to power Seattle. Meet Sarah Davis, a senior power analyst who works in Regional Affairs and Contracts.
Sarah has been with City Light for five years, and spent the first year and a half as the assistant to the CEO. She currently manages long-term contracts and works on regional power and transmission related issues, and in November she will begin a new role as a strategic advisor. Prior to joining City Light, Sarah practiced family law. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Whitman College in Walla Walla and received her juris doctorate from Lewis & Clark Law School.
Senior Power Analyst Sarah Davis
I decided to take an assistant position as a way to get my foot in the door with City Light. I figured the energy industry would be stable and dynamic, and I knew that I could find something that made me happier than working in family law. Now, I love what I do. It’s a really interesting time be in the energy industry; we’re undergoing a tremendous amount of change. I like that I’m getting to experience it and that in 10 or 20 years, I‘ll be able to look back and know I was part of that history.
I really like my coworkers and enjoy coming to work. I meet two City Light friends every morning to get coffee at City Hall. I’m a creature of habit and no matter the weather, I drink the same thing every day – an iced vanilla latte. I’m always cold, so it doesn’t make sense to consume something that would only add to my chilliness, but I like what I like.
I also like to eat and cook. My husband and his brother recently opened a bakery. He’s more interested in the craft of baking whereas I’m more interested in the eating of said baked goods. Of course, I have a million extremely helpful suggestions for things they should make but, tragically, as brilliant as they are, a lot of my ideas tend to fall on deaf ears. But I really can’t complain about having unlimited access to pastries. While we don’t have any children or pets, we do have what is turning into quite a collection of cacti, succulents, and other interesting plants.
I live about three miles away from work. I really enjoy being active and I’m lucky enough to be able to walk to and from work every day. On my walks I listen to podcasts about bad movies, food, language, science and mysteries. It’s a really nice way to wake up in the morning and a good way to decompress on the way home.