10-second bio: Cindy Pukatch
Name: Cindy Pukatch
Title: Human Resources Analyst
Department/unit: Local UCOP Human Resources
Location: Sixth floor, Franklin
When I started working at UCOP: June 6, 2011
What I do for OP in five words or less: Local HR projects implementation
The best part about working for OP: Many opportunities to learn from experienced coworkers
Something you don’t know about me: I’m an Oakland Zoo docent and vice president of their Docent Council. I’ve been a docent since 2007 and volunteer 10 to 12 hours each month. I’ve handled boas, ferrets, hedgehogs, tortoises, rabbits, skinks and bearded dragons. We are always looking for new volunteers for both the Docent and Animal Management Programs. Schedules are flexible, you get lots of free training before starting an assignment, and the work is so gratifying! Anyone who is interested can get more details on the Oakland Zoo website.
One weird fact about the town I grew up in: St. Louis, Missouri, is home to the oldest institution of higher learning west of the Mississippi – Saint Louis University.
If I could have any job in the world (besides the one I have now), I would: Work in the health care field as a medical technologist.