My name is Emma Fredricks and I am one of the Fall Communications and Development Interns here at the Colorado Water Trust. I’m currently in my final year as a Environmental Studies major at CU Boulder and am passionate about climate change resilience and environmental conservation. These passions developed out of my childhood in Northern California, most of which was spent exploring the outdoors, and my years leading international youth leadership programs and facilitating community development projects through the organization Amigos de las Americas. My experiences have fostered my sense of agency and desire to work for organizations that I believe have strong values and empowering missions – like the Water Trust. Over the next few weeks, I will be taking these passions and applying them to an interview blog series highlighting different leaders in the Colorado water community and the work that they are doing.