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Juliana became the Executive Director for The Watershed Project in January 2015, after serving as the Deputy Director for three years. Before taking the executive role Juliana managed The Watershed Project's Community Programs. Prior to joining the Watershed Project back in 2008, Juliana was the Watershed Coordinator for the San Pablo Watershed Neighbors and Education Society - SPAWNERS and a founding member of Groundwork Richmond. She holds a PhD in Geography from Kings College London and an M.S. in Environmental Sciences from the State University of New York. Juliana is originally from Colombia, where she worked on watershed planning and policy development for the Andes of South Western Colombia. Juliana has a passion for community based projects and believes the importance of education and community based stewardship. Juliana lives with her husband and her two children in the Baxter Creek Watershed.
Anne is passionate about connecting people with the natural environment through education and action. She earned her B.A. in Environmental Analysis from Pitzer College and spent several years in Claremont, CA designing and implementing sustainability programs for government and nonprofit organizations. In 2017, she returned to her home region of the East Bay Area and joined The Watershed Project as an environmental educator. A certified California Naturalist, Anne is thrilled to have found a role that combines her experience with community engagement, environmental education and stewardship, and organizational capacity-building. She enjoys tap dancing, playing piano, and hiking with her dog, River. Anne lives in the Galindo Creek Watershed.
Community Engagement Manager
Naama's passion lives in complex systems. She aspires to live, work, and recreate diverse, interconnected, harmonious, ever-changing environments, just like Earth’s natural ecosystems. Naama worked as an Environmental Scientist with a focus on ecohydrology at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and taught courses on the Water Cycle and Water Management at the University of California, Berkeley. As a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist and Project Manager for Global Development Projects, she led participatory design projects with smallholder farmers, indigenous communities, and grassroots organizations in Alaska, Central America, and Africa. As a Richmond resident, Naama has co-led various local Environmental Justice programs. She has a B.Sc. in Geology, M.A. in Geomorphology, and Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. In her free time she likes to travel, hike, and play piano.
Community Programs Manager
Paula became involved with The Watershed Project through her interest in researching trash in local streams. She started as an intern with The Watershed Project, coordinating the Richmond data collection effort for the Taking out the Trash source control and waste reduction project. For the past several years she has served as Contra Costa County’s Coastal Cleanup Day coordinator and manages community resiliency projects in North Richmond. Paula has an M.A. in Geography from San Francisco State University and also holds a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Chicago. She relaxes by gardening, doing yoga, and fiddling in various orchestras and ensembles. She lives in the Potter Creek Watershed.
Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator
Eunice, also known as "Q," is a funny, witty, queer Central American Aries that's dedicated to seeing through environmental justice and highlighting BIPOC voices and perspectives. Originally from LA, they got their BA in Environmental Studies from SF State right after attending community college in SoCal. She is a plant nerd, environmental/climate activist, anime enthusiast, avid reader, and a permanent student of life. Eunice holds a strong background in native plant restoration, environmental justice principles, and community engagement that she's cultivated over the years. Their goal is to be part of the Solution in: creating a habitable planet for future generations, pushing forward decolonization efforts and the Land Back Movement, and dismantling systems/structures of oppression. She currently lives in the East Bay with her amazing cat. (pronouns: they/she)
Greening Urban Watersheds Program Manager
Kat is a rainwater catchment specialist with experience developing programs to strengthen urban stormwater infrastructure with rainwater harvesting and LID strategies for the San Francisco Unified School District, the City of San Francisco and the City of Oakland. She is inspired by activities that bring people together to enliven their communities and strives to build bridges between civic agencies and grassroots environmentalism. Kat brings these skills to The Watershed Project as a Program Manager for the Greening Urban Watersheds Initiative, implementing projects that green the city of Richmond. She holds an MA in Organic Architecture from the San Francisco Institute of Architecture.
Environmental Monitoring and Restoration Coordinator
Satoko is engaged in environmental science and restoration. She completed two California native plant nursery internship programs and worked as a water quality analyst at an environmental laboratory. She works with local environmental stewardship groups doing restoration projects at creeks, wetlands, and open spaces. Her big picture goals are focused on maintaining clean water at the watershed level and restoring native plant communities in order to enhance ecosystem resilience. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry from Nihon University and A.S. in Biology from Berkeley City College. She lives in the Cerrito Creek Watershed.
Education and Communications Manager
Dan is an educator, mushroom forager, rain enthusiast, dune dog, maker of peculiar things, stomach sleeper and a Queer Capricorn. In full pursuit of deep connection to place, Dan is nourished by feeding personal relationships with the natural environment. After receiving a B.A. in Environmental and Urban Studies from Bard College, Dan worked on farms, in the food industry, in costume/wardrobe production and most recently as the Tribal Resource Response Specialist for the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians on the Oregon Coast, of which Dan is an enrolled member. Dan began working for The Watershed Project as volunteer through the Bay Area Youth Agency Consortium and is delighted to now be staff and part of the team. Currently, Dan lives in the Sausal Creek watershed in Huchiun (East Oakland).
Lead Environmental Educator
Audrey is an enthusiastic ENFP who loves all things related to the ocean. She has a M.P.S in Marine Mammal Science for University of Miami and a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University. In addition to a passion for ocean and environmental conservation, Audrey loves working with children both in and out of the classroom. As the Lead Environmental Educator, Audrey hopes to spark a passion for nature in the students she works with. Outside of work, Audrey loves hiking, scuba diving, hanging with friends and their dogs, and the San Jose Sharks!
Education and Outreach Associate - Climate Corps AmeriCorps Fellow
Maggie is the Education and Outreach Associate for The Watershed Project and was introduced to TWP as a fellow from Climate Corps AmeriCorps. She is a recent graduate from the Masters of Science in Environmental Management program at the University of San Francisco and prior to this she attended the University of Hawaii at Hilo where she got her Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Science with a minor in Chemistry. She is passionate about coastal and community resilience, flood management, environmental justice, human health, and social equity. Originally from Kailua Kona, Hawaii, she is now a resident of San Francisco, California, and in her free time she likes to go for runs, paint, and get boba.
Greening Urban Watersheds / Landscape Architect
Alto Deniz Ayhan