Briget is a land and water access advocate with a commitment to justice, community service, and affordability.
She started her work toward social and environmental justice 15 years ago as a student organizer on her college campus by raising awareness around the impacts of budget cuts and increasing tuition costs on low-income students and studying the impacts of corporate monocrop culture on small farming communities in Central America.
Prior to joining the Water Hub team, Briget raised awareness around environmental justice in three ways: running communications and impact metrics on outdoor equity for Community Nature Connection, bringing solar power and affordable utility bills to low-income renters with GRID Alternatives, and engaging college students interested in social and environmental justice issues through service-learning opportunities in New York City.
Now living in Los Angeles (home of the Chumash, Kish, Tataviam, and Tongva peoples), Briget is a coordinator for the Environmental Professionals of Color committee, a volunteer outdoor educator with Outward Bound Adventures, and excited to bring stories about water in the West to her communities and beyond.
Briget is a queer Chicana from Pomona, California who graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara and New York University. She’s a proud alumna of City Year AmeriCorps New York. In her free time, Briget enjoys hiking to mountain tops, playing soccer, and caring for her fifty-leven plants.