Port of San Diego Women Honored by Business Journal

Port of San Diego Engineering & Construction Department employees Perla Goco and Ani Mehra have been chosen as Women of Influence in Engineering by the San Diego Business Journal.

The honor spotlights forward-thinking females who push forward their organization’s goals and bring major projects to the finish line.

Goco, who has been with the port for 21 years, has designed over 50 capital and major maintenance projects in San Diego, including street and park LED retrofitting projects in the port district, resulting in 280,000 kw of electricity and $60,000 in utility cost savings annually to the port.

Mehra, who came to the port in 2019, is a project manager for the port’s major maintenance projects, and leads the port’s Reintegration and Reopening Committee to plan and enact safety procedures to return staffers to port facilities.

“We are fortunate to have women like Perla Goco and Ani Mehra on the Port’s Engineering & Construction team,” Port President and CEO Joe Stuyvesant said. “Both of them have worked on major cost-saving infrastructure projects around San Diego Bay that have improved the quality of life for our visitors and residents.”

By Pacific Maritime