The Team

Eve Brantley


Water Resources Center

Phone: 334.844.3927 

Sergio RuizCordova

Associate Director, Global Water Watch

Sergio has a M.S. in Aquatic Ecology from Auburn University. Sergio oversees the activities of the Global Water Watch Program including the implementation of all international projects, the development and maintenance of the database for the Global Water Watch projects in other countries through the Water Resources Center and the International Center for Aquaculture and Aquatic Environments. His work with AWW primarily involves data management and reporting. He works closely with citizens of all backgrounds and ages encouraging awareness about water issues and the environment, and conducting water monitoring and community-based, science-based watershed stewardship workshops.

Mona Dominguez, M.C.P.

Program Director – Alabama Water Watch

Phone: 334.844.9323  Email:

Mona Dominguez has worked with the Alabama Water Watch and Global Water Watch Programs since 2009 in various roles including Watershed Management Coordinator, AWW Volunteer Coordinator, and 4-H AWW Program Coordinator. In Fall 2017, she became Director of the AWW Program after the retirement of former Director Eric Reutebuch. In addition to overseeing the operations of AWW, she develops training materials, facilitates workshops, and seeks out opportunities for collaboration and growth. She also works internationally with the Global Water Watch Program to develop and implement community-based water monitoring programs. Dominguez has a B.A. in Anthropology with a concentration in Environmental Studies from the University of the South (Sewanee), and a Masters of Community Planning (M.C.P) from Auburn University. She also served as a volunteer in the Community and Environmental Conservation Program with the U.S. Peace Corps in Panama.

Sydney Smith

Volunteer Monitor Coordinator

Sydney began volunteering as a water quality monitor with AWW in 2014 and became a citizen trainer in 2015.
Her work with AWW involves communicating and coordinating with volunteer monitors and trainers, preparing for workshops and helping the other program staff where needed.

Rachel McGuire

Programs & Communications Coordinator


Rachel earned a B.S. in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology from N.C. State University and an M.S. in Wildlife Sciences from Auburn University. After some time working as a field biologist in the stream, wetland, and endangered species mitigation industry, she joined the AUWRC team in 2018.