susana deanda (finalist)

Susana DeAnda

Co-Executive Director and Founder

Community Water Center

Nominated by Adán Ortega

Community Water Center

Susana De Anda is co-executive director and co-founder of Community Water Center (CWC), an organization that develops community-driven water solutions through organizing, education and advocacy in California. Every year, particularly in low-income communities, more than a million Californians are exposed to unsafe drinking water. Under Susana’s leadership, CWC campaigns outside the realm of charity by demonstrating how helping communities with the least access to safe drinking water improves California’s water system for everyone. She was recognized by President Barack Obama as one of ten “White House Champions of Change for Climate Equality.”