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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. We at Cal Water are proud to offer this program 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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Conrad Braganza

Conservation Manager
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Ken Jenkins

Director of Water Resource Sustainability

DoGoodery Team Members

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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

Founder
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Kristen Kunkle

Director, Impact and Programs Strategy

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

Partners

WestEd K-12 Alliance   Klean Kanteen

 

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