What do you have when you take a civil engineer from wastewater to clean water? Answer: a water evangelist.
Along the way, the chief evangelist and director of marketing for Zuvo Water added an MBA, a career in business marketing at Intel, and a 10-month Acterra Be the Change environmental leadership program before returning to her passion for water.
“I missed applying what I learned as a civil engineer. This is a way for me to raise awareness of how valuable water as a resource is, and now I have a way to do both—evangelize Zuvo as well as water,” Flammini says.
Elizabeth Flammini's timing couldn't have been better to return to the environmental field, especially with the increased awareness related to clean tech and renewable resources.
“It was while I was working on the Groundwater Replenishment System project for the Orange County Water District that I realized much of Southern California's water supply wasn't local. It comes from far away: the Colorado River or Northern California. I learned to appreciate how valuable water as a resource really is,” she says.
Spending the last year in a very tough economy, connecting the dots of her own career, and asking, “What am I passionate about?” in the process, Flammini determined that water was the thing she was most passionate about and decided to make a difference and have an impact in terms of the way that water is valued.
Flammini discovered ...