With this year’s Profiles of Courage award, we honor Jessie Kohgadai, a U.S. Navy Reservist and veteran.
Through the transformative partnership between Swords to Plowshares and the PG&E’s PowerPathways training program, Jessie discovered meaningful employment as a pre-utility inspector where she is currently involved in the company’s initiative to bury 10,000 miles of power lines to mitigate the risk of wildfires. Her inspiring journey is a testament to resilience and growth. Not only has she found purpose in safeguarding California, but she has also regained financial stability and passionately pursued her dream of homeownership.
IN THE NEWS — EAST BAY TIMES
This veteran wanted a career change. Swords to Plowshares steered her toward a new job on California’s frontlines