Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest Recruiter Spotlight: Meet Katrina!

Katrina is the Senior Talent Acquisition & Project Specialist at PPPSW and has been a member of the Planned Parenthood family since August of 2013.

There are two parts to my job. First and foremost, I am a recruiter and so I partner with our regional hiring managers to hire passionate talent for their teams. I do this work for both our affiliate and another regional affiliate of Planned Parenthood in the Southern California region. I also work with our Talent Acquisition team to manage projects that we are working on that push forward progressive recruitment strategies for the organization.

Take advantage of all the opportunities offered here! There are so many training and connecting opportunities within the org — even advocacy opportunities with our sister organization! Dive in and enjoy everything our sprawling organization can offer you

The mission is the reason I came to work here. If you are interested in a job here, get familiar with the mission and make sure it aligns with your values. If it does, it will be a constant source of inspiration and motivation for you in your work here, for many years to come.

Inspiring!

I’ve never worked for an organization for this long, and I certainly never expected to feel so inspired by the mission and my colleagues every single day, for almost eight years now!

I get people jobs. And sometimes those jobs change the trajectory of their lives. That is something I am very proud of.

Every single week, month, year that I’ve worked for this organization, I feel pride in something we are doing. Right now, the organization’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion brings me an immense amount of pride.

I like traveling and tennis and yoga — but to be totally honest I haven’t done any of those things in over a year now! This time in my life has been dominated by an amazing little human that I brought into the world in 2020 — and that little human occupies any and all time I would have had for hobbies anyway!

Operating 17 health centers and growing, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest is one of the largest and most prominent affiliates of Planned Parenthood.