My road in life has been direct.
In high school, my local water agency had an internship program where they paired a student with a member of their workforce.
Interned in the field, repairing broken fire hydrants and water meters, and became really interested in how water gets to so many people.
It became a plan B for me, but I remained fascinated with how something so hidden from our view is so important to our lives.
Started studying chemical engineering at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and then switched to a major in social ecology.
I interned for the public affairs department at the Municipal Water District of Orange County.
Over the next few years, I got promoted to a public affairs assistant and then to a public affairs coordinator.
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