Region: Southern California – Water
Project(s): Eastern Municipal Water District – Water Academy
Growing up in the San Luis Valley, a large agricultural community in Southern Colorado, Abbey Pizel had the opportunity to experience first hand the importance of water to rural communities. Her family’s background in agriculture and conservation prompted her interest and passion for water conservation and policy. She attended Colorado State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental & Natural Resource Economics with a focus in water policy. As a CivicSpark Fellow, she hopes to gain valuable experience and to work towards solving the challenging water issues facing the Western U.S. and the world.