Community Water Solutions Manager
Ryan Jensen joined the Community Water Center in 2014. As Community Water Solutions Coordinator, he provides support in organizing and trainings for environmental justice campaigns around drinking water issues to develop leadership capacity in disadvantaged partner communities throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
Throughout his academic and professional career, Ryan has focused on collaborative and community-based approaches to the development and management of natural resources. From 2009 to 2012 Ryan served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mexico, working with the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas as a specialist in Integrated Watershed Management. During his service, he proposed and implemented a pilot initiative building local support and capacity for proposing and implementing community-based watershed management interventions. He also managed a project in 2007 for Engineers Without Borders, working with an interdisciplinary team to sustainably develop a clean water supply system collaboratively with a rural community in El Salvador.
Ryan holds a B.S. in Natural Resources Management with a concentration in International Development Studies, and recently completed his M.S in Watershed Science from Colorado State University. He additionally is experienced in water quality monitoring and geographic information systems (GIS).
Visalia office, (559) 733-0219