Charlotte joined the CWC team as a fellow in the fall of 2017. She began her fellowship year in Visalia, where she engaged in community-facing advocacy and engagement work. In Sacramento, Charlotte is working to advance both quantitative and qualitative research and support media engagement on the senate bill (SB 623) which would ensure sustainable funding for safe, clean, and affordable drinking water solutions.
Charlotte graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University in 2017 with distinction in the Ethics, Politics, and Economics major. In the summer of 2016, she reported on water access in unincorporated communities in Tulare and Fresno counties with the support of Yale University summer journalism fellowships. Her senior thesis – on the intersection of wealth, water access, and place-based inequality in the Central Valley – won the George Hume Senior Essay Prize, awarded to the thesis in Ethics, Politics, and Economics that best investigates both the normative and empirical components of public issues.
Charlotte’s fellowship year at Community Water Center is supported by the Gordon Grand Fellowship, awarded to a Yale University graduating senior whose “proven character and personal capacity to contribute to the lives of others” positions them for “leadership in the world of business or public affairs.”
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