Jesus Benavides

Jesus Benavides is a Regional Coordinator for the new California Climate Action Corps program. He joins us from the South Los Angeles Transit Empowerment Zone (SLATE-Z) where he served as a partnership coordinator. He managed the SLATE-Z partnership consisting of 72 public, private, and community-based organizations dedicated to revitalizing South Los Angeles. He also led…

Francisco Pares Olguin

Francisco Parés Olguín is originally from San Diego, California but has lived across the border in Ensenada, Baja California most of his life. Although he has an academic background, holding a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Universidad Autonoma de Baja California and a MSc in Renewable Energy from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, his passion for…

Abby Edwards

Abby Edwards a CivicSpark Project Coordinator working with the Operations team in Sacramento. Abby received a BA in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz in 2014. She worked for the university for a couple years before joining the Peace Corps in 2016. Her primary work addressed food insecurity through developing income generating activities with women…

Atley Keller

Atley Keller serves as a Project Manager for LGC’s water program. She joined LGC in 2016 as a Project Coordinator. She serves as the lead for several integrative water projects at LGC. Atley has a passion for California water issues and has previously worked on water quality and watershed management projects at an environmental consulting…

Delaney King

Delaney works for CEA Consulting as a Research Associate with the Environmental Policy & Advocacy practice, helping to provide strategic consulting services to address environmental challenges and opportunities for the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Before joining CEA, Delaney spent her CivicSpark service year with the City of San Leandro, working on a variety of…

Stephanie Cadena

Stephanie Cadena is a regional environmental planner with the Gateway Cities Council of Governments (COG), located in her hometown of Southeast Los Angeles. Stephanie provides general planning support to the COG’s member cities in the areas of air quality/climate, housing & homelessness, and transportation. Prior to her current planning role, she served as a split…

Marina Deligiannis

Marina graduated in 2017 from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois where she earned her B.A.in Geography and Environmental Sciences. Shortly after graduation, Marina went with the flow and made the move from the Prairie State to the Golden State to serve as a 2017-2018 CivicSpark Water Fellow with the Hidden Valley Lake Community Services…

Simone Cordery-Cotter

Colorado raised, Simone Cordery-Cotter got her start in corporate marketing and public relations, where she worked for advertising agencies and was the public relations director for Rudy Project North America. After 5 years in the for-profit industry, she looked longingly across the fence at the non-profit, cause-driven industry, and sought out AmeriCorps’ CivicSpark program as…

Marisa Perez-Reyes

Hailing from Virginia, Marisa drove across the country in her Honda Fit to serve as a (2018-2019) CivicSpark Water Fellow at the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA). Situated in the heart of the Inland Empire, Marisa and her co-fellow Brian Keener worked on the Disadvantaged Communities Involvement (DCI) Program. Part of the larger, statewide…

Bryan Iwamoto

Bryan Iwamoto is a Project Coordinator with The Energy Coalition located in their Irvine office, where he supports the project delivery team with drafting proposal documents and agency reports, incentive application tracking and CRM updates for internal reporting for the Southern California Regional Energy Network.As a 2018-2019 CivicSpark Climate Fellow with the County and City…
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