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Our Team

The Cal Water H2O Challenge launched in the fall of 2014. Since then Cal Water has hosted our classroom competition each and every year, and in 2018 we are launching an individual media competition as well. We at Cal Water are proud to offer these programs to our service areas and look forward to the year ahead and seeing all the wonderful work from classrooms and students across the state of California.

Behind this program we have a truly invaluable network of team members and partners that work year round to make The Cal Water H2O Challenge the program that it is; ensuring that it promotes strong education around E-STEM principles, caring for water, and the notion of water as a local and global resource, guaranteeing that the program aligns with state and federal curriculum guidelines, working to ease barriers to program implementation within schools, and offering support to teachers and students that wish to participate. With that network in mind, we are honored to introduce our team.

Cal Water Team Members

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Ken Jenkins

Director of Drought Management and Conservation, Cal Water

NAAEE Team Members

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Christiane Maertens

Program Director
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Christopher Hutton

Manager, Coprorate Initiatives, NAAEE
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Mayesha Choudhury

Corporate Initiatives Coordinator, NAAEE
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Laurie Monserrat

Corporate Initiatives Educator Consulstant, NAAEE

CREEC Team Members

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Candice Russell

Director, Environmental Education, Generation Earth, CREEC-LA


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