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A Conversation with Palisades’ Sarah Williams


Sarah Williams is an equipment reliability coordinator at Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Covert, Michigan. She joined Entergy three years ago as a flow accelerated corrosion engineer. She’s not the only one who works in the nuclear industry – her husband David is a nuclear engineer at Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant, owned by American Electric Power. They reside in southwest Michigan with their energetic 19-month-old daughter, Madeline.

Being a positive person is powerful
I believe that some people do not realize the power and impact their attitude and expressions can have on the people around them. I choose to greet the people I see daily with a smile and lively hello. This seemingly small gesture is something that I hope has a positive impact on the people around me.

Her favorite project at Palisades
I really enjoyed owning the flow accelerated program. The program requires you to use a mix of project management and technical skills and, as an added bonus, I was given the opportunity to see what the inside of our turbine exhaust piping looks like.

Sarah loves being a mother
My proudest moment is the birth of my daughter. She’s a 19-month-old spunky little girl who pushes the boundaries. I love watching her learn, explore and discover new things. Although it’s challenging now to deal with a headstrong almost two-year-old, I look forward to seeing the young lady she will become. She could be an engineer like her father and me, or an art major. I just hope she stays true to herself and grows up to be a good and honest person.

Sarah is an active member of the community
I volunteer through Women in Nuclear and North American Young Generation in Nuclear. Most recently, I volunteered for Girls on the Run of Berrien County. Girls on the Run is a nonprofit program that inspires young girls to be confident while creatively integrating running. I have also helped pack backpacks with school supplies to give to children within our local community.