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Black History Month Employee Spotlight: Isaac Ellison

Post Date:02/24/2020 11:16 AM

 

 Our final Black History Month employee spotlight is Isaac Ellison, a noise monitoring specialist in Dallas Love Field's environmental department. Check out our Q&A with Isaac to learn about how his work impacts the airport. 


ellison-isaacWhat do you do at Dallas Love Field?

Here at Dallas Love Field, I am the Aviation Noise Monitoring Specialist. I work with noise-monitoring software Casper to run reports and maintain noise monitors, educate residents, pilots and tenants on the Noise Program and conduct community outreach like attending local neighborhood meetings.

 

How long have you worked with the Department of Aviation?

I have been working with AVI-ENV since October 2019.

 

What motivates you to get up and get to work each morning?

I am driven by the desire to further my knowledge of the Aviation industry.  I am constantly reminded that the Aviation industry is made up of many parts.

 

How important is diversity in the workplace?

I believe that diversity is very important in any workplace. Workplace diversity gives employees an opportunity to offer new perspectives and innovations when approaching strategies.

 

What’s the most interesting/exciting thing that’s happened on the job?

 The most exciting thing that has happened so far was hosting January’s LFEAC (Love Field Environmental Advisory Committee) meeting. I tend to get excited when my job allows me to speak with different types of individuals.

 

What three words describe you?

Three words that describe me would be sociable, assertive and respectful

 

What experiences have helped you most in your career?

My Aviation degree, along with holding private and commercial pilot licenses, has greatly assisted me in my career. Working as a Terminal E Ramp Coordinator & Ramp Lead with Alaska Airlines at DFW Airport have also helped in my aviation career.

 

What does Black History Month mean to you?

Black history is me using the opportunity to continue learning about the different impacts made by influential African-Americans here in the United States.

 

Are there any influential African-American role models in your life?

My dad and uncle are very influential in my life. They were some of the first African-American firefighters in the San Francisco Bay Area. My work ethic is what it is today because of them.


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