Celebrating Latinx Heritage: inside Sound Transit
As Sound Transit celebrates the 50th annual National Hispanic Heritage Month, or Latinx Month, we meet Sound Transit’s Senior System Safety & Assurance Specialist, Cristina Fonseca.
It’s the latest in our regular series introducing you to the people who work here at Sound Transit trying to make it easier for you to get to where you work, live and play every day.
Fonseca, 30, grew up in Puerto Rico and has been at Sound Transit for the past three years.
Q: What do you tell your friends you do for work?
A: I’m very proud to work for Sound Transit so I’m always excited to explain to them what I do for work, which is System Safety certification for all the new extensions of the light rail system. My team and along with many other Sound Transit groups make sure that the design and construction is safe for the public.
Q: What’s your passion outside of your job?
A: It might sound cliché but I have a passion for traveling. I’ve been to 17 countries so far and I keep planning more trips in the near future. My latest trip was to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon - AMAZING!
Q: What attracted you to work at Sound Transit?
A: The fact that we are changing people’s life. The way that people can commute can have a big impact in their lives, so helping to create a better environment makes it all better. Also, with my environmental engineering background, the fact that we are helping to reduce the negative impacts of car emissions makes this work worthwhile.
Q: How do you get to work?
A: I usually take the 14 or 27 bus which leaves me right in front of my office building! Convenient!
Q: What three things would you take with you to a desert island?
A: Drinking water, swimsuit (there’s probably a beach somewhere where I could tan, and a fire starter to help me cook some fish!