Patty joined the Community Water Center in May 2019 as a Program Associate. Patty is primarily responsible for providing policy, communications, fund development and other organizational support out of the Sacramento office.
Patty is from Arvin, Ca and studied Social Welfare and Psychology at UC Berkeley and received a Master of Public Health degree from UC Berkeley in 2019.
In addition to her passion for environmental justice, Patty is also passionate about achieving health equity by addressing social determinants of health and has years of experience serving populations in safety-net healthcare systems. For example, she was previously a Research Coordinator where she helped design digital mental health interventions and worked to increase uptake and adoption by patients at an urban, safety-net hospital. Patty actively seeks ways to be involved in work that addresses disparities and is excited to be working toward ensuring everyone has access to clean, safe and affordable drinking water.
Sacramento Office, (916) 706-3346