Meet Brittany Fitts, Database Management Intern at The Water Tower. Brittany is instrumental in database management, analysis, and optimization to ensure TWT is effectively working towards our mission.
What college did you attend?
Georgia Gwinnett College
What is the best part of your position at TWT?
My favorite part of my position at TWT is the culture of collaboration and open communication. Although we all hold different roles on the team, the inclusive environment encourages cross-functional collaboration which I thoroughly enjoy.
What is your favorite thing about TWT?
My favorite aspect of working at TWT is witnessing the synergy between global innovation and workforce development within the water industry. TWT is at the forefront of driving change and cultivating a skilled water workforce, and being a part of this mission is both inspiring and fulfilling.
What is your favorite room in TWT?
My favorite room in TWT is the Ripple conference room. The room has floor-to-ceiling windows across an entire wall. When sunlight filters through the windows and fills the space, it lifts my mood and instantly brightens my day.
What is your most used productivity hack?
On a daily basis, I implement a project management tool like Trello or Jira, making it my go-to productivity hack. Currently, I rely on a Kanban Board in Trello to efficiently handle my day-to-day tasks. I break them down into manageable pieces, prioritize each task, and allocate resources as required. With multiple projects often assigned simultaneously, this tool ensures I stay organized and on track.
What was your favorite subject/thing to do in school?
Business intelligence is my favorite subject as it combines the power of data and storytelling. Data visualization serves as a bridge between raw data and meaningful interpretation. It allows me to present complex information in a visually appealing and easily understandable format. By selecting the right charts, graphs, and visual elements, I can transform numbers and statistics into a captivating story.
What has your experience at TWT taught you?
My time at TWT has taught me the value of collaborative problem-solving over individual efforts. The supportive and helpful nature of everyone here has taught me that tackling challenges as a team is far more effective than facing them alone. As an intern responsible for database management, I have worked closely with team members to identify ways to optimize our database, ultimately enhancing business functions and activities for the greater good.
What enticed you to pursue an internship in the water industry?
I have always been interested in the way our natural water systems work and learning how we interact with those systems.
The Water Tower consists of two nonprofit organizations: The Water Tower at Gwinnett, a 501(c)4 – responsible for the development and operations of the campus, and The Water Tower Institute, a 501c3 – responsible for solutions, instruction, and engagement programming. Together, these entities are cultivating an ecosystem of water innovation fueled by imagination, informed by research, and powered by pioneers. The Water Tower brings together public and private sectors of the water industry, side by side with academia and nonprofits, to tackle the industry’s greatest challenges.