The Team

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EVE BRANTLEY

DIRECTOR, AU WATER RESOURCES CENTER, ROOM 111

Eve became the Director of the WRC in 2020. She is also a Professor in the College of Agriculture’s Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences. Eve has a B.S. in Biology from Berry College, an M.S. in Forest Resources from Clemson University, and a Ph.D. from the Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.

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MONA DOMINGUEZ

DIRECTOR, ALABAMA WATER WATCH, ROOM 117

Mona Dominguez joined the AWW team in 2009. She became the Director of AWW in 2017. She has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of the South Sewanee and a Masters of Community Planning from Auburn University.

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.

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SERGIO RUIZ-CORDOVA

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, GLOBAL WATER WATCH, ROOM 105

Sergio joined the AWW team in 1993. 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. 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.

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SYDNEY SMITH

VOLUNTEER MONITOR COORDINATOR, ALABAMA WATER WATCH, ROOM 113

Sydney began volunteering as a water quality monitor with AWW in 2014 and became a citizen trainer in 2015. In 2017, she joined the WRC Team. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science from Auburn University.

Her work with AWW involves communicating and coordinating with volunteer monitors and trainers, preparing for workshops and helping the other program staff where needed.

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RACHEL MCGUIRE

PROGRAMS & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR, ROOM 113

Rachel joined the WRC Team in 2018. She has a B.S. in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology from NC State University and a M.S. in Wildlife Science from Auburn University.

Her work with includes coordinating WRC regional drought outreach, USGS Water Resources Research Act programs, and the annual Alabama Water Resources Conference. She also creates marketing material and assists with AWW workshop trainings.

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CAROLINA RUIZ

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, ALABAMA WATER WATCH, ROOM 105

Carolina joined the AWW team in 2017. Carolina has a B.S. in Interior Design from Auburn University.

Her primary responsibilities include data processing and management, workshop prep, volunteer coordination, lab and monitoring kit maintenance, and assisting other program staff with daily operations.