Meet the Fall 2020 Rising Professionals Cohort!
David serves as the project manager of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s Lead Line Replacement Program and focuses on Detroit’s compliance with the Michigan Lead and Copper Rule. He oversees all of Detroit’s lead and copper sampling protocols, DWSD’s Distribution Systems Material Inventory, and all reporting procedures to the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.
David has over five years of experience in grassroots engagement, project management, and crisis management and crisis communication in both the private and public sector. Most recently, he served as the project manager for Detroit’s COVID-19 Water Restart Program aimed at addressing plumbing issues and restoring running water to citizens throughout the City of Detroit during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
Anjali Gupta is a licensed environmental engineer currently working as an operations program manager for DC Water. She specializes in strategizing and executing operational objectives for maintenance and improvements to the District’s water distribution system. Ms. Gupta has also led an effort to pilot and implement a water main replacement program performed by in-house crews to provide faster relief to ratepayers experiencing localized water quality issues. As a DC Water ratepayer herself, she commits to finding innovative ways to increase value to the customer and to help restore the public perception of tap water. In her free time, she loves a good Netflix binge but can also take long hikes in the nearby Shenandoah Valley or cook up a big meal. Her new favorite hobby is finding ways to make her 10-month-old daughter laugh.