Community Water Center

Community-driven water solutions through organizing, education, and advocacy

Erica Fernandez

Director of Organizing


Erica Fernandez Zamora is the Director of Organizing of the Community Water Center, a non profit environmental justice organization based in California’s San Joaquin Valley, whose mission is to act as a catalyst for community-driven water solutions through organizing, education, and advocacy.  Erica is a seasoned community organizer and community advocate. Erica is the recipient of numerous awards among them the Brower Youth Award, the Gates Millennium Scholarship, Latino Role Model, and Glamour 2011 Top 10 College Women. She has spoken to thousands of people both domestically and internationally on issues she deeply cares about, such as environmental justice and education. She graduated from Stanford University and doubled major in Urban Studies with a concentration on Urban Society and Social Change and Iberian and Latin American Cultures. She also completed her Masters degree in Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies at Stanford University. Erica’s experience includes organizing, investigating, and advocating positions at the US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights; the Agricultural Labor Relations Board; SEIU Local 2007; and Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability.


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