Justine Massey originally joined the Community Water Center as a legal intern in 2018 and returned in 2020 after completing her law studies. As Policy Advocate, she focuses on policies related to sustainable groundwater management, as well as conducting data analysis and supporting CWC’s Drinking Water Tool.
She was previously a co-recipient of the 2010 Beagle II Award from the Stanford Anthropology Department, through which she produced 3D photographs (stereographs) documenting research on medicinal practices in various bioregions of Perú. She continued her post-graduate studies in Buenos Aires, Argentina and her culminating project linked simultaneous live artistic events in seven countries. This connection to Argentina persists, and the people and landscapes have inspired her to advocate for water quality. In 2019 she returned to the region to intern at the UNESCO-International Hydrological Program in Montevideo, Uruguay. She has also contributed to a United Nations Special Rapporteur’s report to the General Assembly addressing climate change impacts.
Justine holds a B.A. in Visual Arts from Stanford University and a certificate in Visual Production from the Universidad Nacional de las Artes in Buenos Aires. She completed her law degree at King Hall, UC Davis School of Law and received an Environmental Law Certificate, focusing on water law and the human right to water.
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