Joanna Sharf, of Cornish, N.H., unwinds a coil of electrical wire while re-wiring in a client’s home in Wilder, Vt., on Thursday, March 24, 2022. Sharf began her career as an electrician in 2002 at age 43 after spending years in academia and ultimately deciding that she wanted a more physical and technical job. “I feel very lucky,” she said. (Valley News / Report For America – Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.