Natasha Arnold is the only 5’1” female carpenter’s apprentice working on San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center—the biggest transportation terminal on the West Coast.
“The jobsite workforce is 99% male,” says Arnold, adding that she’s used to being one of the only women on the job. She was in the army for six years, where she was an air traffic controller, and later was a forest ranger and archeologist before becoming a carpenter’s apprentice in Oct. 2015 when she landed a job with Anvil Builders, San Francisco. “I really admire HT [Anvil CEO Hien Manh Tran]. We’re both disabled veterans,” says Arnold.