As Director of Education and Engagement, Jenny helps shape the narrative around safe drinking water in California. Jenny coordinates CWC's communications, media, and messaging so that CWC remains a catalyst and a center of expertise for communities seeking to secure access to safe, clean and affordable drinking water. Jenny joined the Community Water Center in 2014 and previously served as Sustainable Agriculture Program Coordinator and Communications Coordinator.
Jenny has previously supported community-led social justice movements through philanthropy, policy, and community-based work. As a Tom Ford Fellow in Philanthropy at the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, Jenny provided support to grassroots food and environmental justice organizations nationally. While serving as an Emerson National Hunger Fellow, Jenny conducted research and supported community organizing at Las Milpitas de Cottonwood, a six-acre community farm in Tucson, Arizona. Later at the national advocacy organization PolicyLink, she advocated for federal health and transportation policies that benefit low-income communities and communities of color.
Born and raised in Fresno, California, Jenny is glad to be back in the Central Valley working alongside the communities that initially inspired and continue to motivate her work for social justice. Jenny graduated from Stanford University with an interdisciplinary environmental science and policy degree in Earth Systems. She has written for several newspapers and helped launch the award-winning podcast Generation Anthropocene. Jenny enjoys making music with friends, experimenting with ice cream recipes, and exploring California’s beautiful topography by bike, boot, ski, and snowshoe.
Journalists on deadline:
Jenny Rempel is the go-to point of contact for journalists interested in the Community Water Center's work. If you are a journalist on deadline, please don't hesitate to call CWC at 916-706-3346 and ask for Jenny. We look forward to working with you!
Sacramento Office, (916) 706-3346