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Our Team

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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 2019 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 Water Resource Sustainability
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Melinda Weinrich

Conservation Manager

DoGoodery Team Members

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Anne Marie Chan

Administrative Manager
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Candice Russell

Director, Education for Sustainable Development
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Caroline Quien

Communications Coordinator
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Chris Hutton

Director, Programs Administration
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Christiane Maertens

Evelyn Guerrero

Evelyn Guerrero

Operations Manager
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Kristen Kunkle

Director, Impact and Programs Strategy
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Laurie Monserrat

Educator Consulstant

Teacher Ambassadors

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Emily Akimoto

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Melissa Innocenzi

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Nicole Williams

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Rachel Lenix

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Shawn McCarty

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Tammy Janos


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