By Kai Beech
When it comes to her career, Maria Tsamasiros works with her brain and body.
“I feel like I’m Popeye, because I use my right hand a lot more than my left hand,” she said.
Tsamasiros has a bachelor’s degree in communications, a masters in sustainability and an MBA. Recently, she became a licensed master plumber.
“It’s really great to be a female in the trades in New York City or a person of color,” she said. “It feels like almost you’re invited into an exclusive club basically.”
Tsamasiros is one of a growing number of women across the country now working in trades.