Region: Greater Los Angeles – Water
Project(s): Eastern Municipal Water District – Water Conservation Innovation Project
Sky Eigen was born in Guatemala into a multi-cultural family and has lived in the Caribbean, as well as along the East and West coasts of the US, with a brief stint in Korea. This “mixed” upbringing–in many aspects–provided a unique perspective of the world, of locality and community, of what having a “Sense of Place” means in an increasingly globalized planet. From a young age, Sky knew that they wanted to contribute in a positive way, to make a progressive impact. Thus, Sky studied sustainability with a track focus in sustainable ecosystems at ASU, and has particular interests in environmental sensing, intersectionality, and community science. Sky is excited to embark on this new adventure as a Water Fellow serving at Eastern Municipal Water District, and will be working on their Water Conservation Innovation Project. Outside of everyday life, Sky enjoys expanding the boundaries of classical violin through amplification and effect pedals, hiking, making illustrations for zines, and discussing the profundity of Donna Haraway’s A Cyborg Manifesto.