The ups and downs of being a plumber

Jonathan Michael Vasquez at work. Photo by Eric Drachman/KCRW

Jonathan Michael Vasquez got a BA in History and a minor in American Studies, but today he’s working as a plumber, installing a sewer line. Jobs were scarce when he graduated in 2008 and Jonathan had looming student loans, so when his friend offered to teach him a trade, he hopped in the van.



Eric Drachman