Freshwater’s team grew in October when we welcomed Jocelyn Leung as our Participatory Engagement Coordinator.
Jocelyn’s journey to Freshwater began with two years supporting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community leaders as they advocated for transit oriented development and health equity policies that truly address their communities’ needs and aspirations. These experiences inspired her to go back to school and gain a deeper understanding of grant writing, evaluation, and research processes that equitably involve community members at every step. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2019 with a Masters of Public Health in Community Health Promotion.
Jocelyn is thrilled to be bringing her public health knowledge and experiences to Freshwater and its mission of empowering people to value and preserve our freshwater resources—and we’re thrilled to have her on board! Her main focus so far has been engagement in our planning efforts around the state, but she is bringing her focus on equity and expertise in public health into all corners of the office.
One of these days, we’ll actually all get to meet Jocelyn in person! Until then, she has already become an integral part of the team. We’re excited for where she helps take us as an organization.