Meet the Staff
Brianne Logasa, Program Manager
Brianne Logasa is responsible for managing WELL’s educational programming, including annual conferences, regional workshops, and WELL UnTapped. In addition to supporting the design and coordination of event content and fellowship curriculum, she directs communication between WELL’s members, allies, and partners. Ms. Logasa is a Sonoma County native who is passionate about water resource management and community development. She earned a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs along with a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability. Her bachelor’s degree is from UC San Diego. Ms. Logasa has worked with Valley Water (formerly Santa Clara Valley Water District) and served as a consultant for the social impact consulting firm causeIMPACTS.
Email Brianne: Brianne@latinosforwater.org
Isabella Blanco, Program & Research Intern
Isabella Blanco is a second-year Environmental Science major at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). With passions for activism and environmental justice, her interests reside specifically in water, transportation, and urban planning and how these fields intersect with equity in underserved communities. Coming from a low-income agricultural town, she has experience with grassroots organizing, educational outreach, and minority advancement in STEM. Her love for environmentalism and policy has influenced her collaborations and leadership initiatives at UCLA as the director of social media for UCLA Sustainability and as a student researcher for the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge. It is her goal to one day work as an environmental lawyer.
Amado Castillo, Program & Research Intern
Amado Castillo is a senior at UCLA from Downey, California; he will graduate in March 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, double majoring in Sociology and Chicana/o Studies with minors in Environmental Systems and Society and Labor Studies. Amado resonates with how WELL’s programming informs Latino elected officials about the disparities that exist in underrepresented communities, which has led to meaningful race and class-conscious water policies. Outside of his role at WELL, Amado has served the UCLA Latino community as a student assistant at the Institute of American Cultures and a policy fellow at the Latino Policy and Politics Initiative.
Ashley Duenas, Program & Research Intern
Ashley is currently a second-year student at Whittier College, double majoring in Environmental Science and Political Science with a minor in English. She serves as the internal chair for her school’s Diversity Council and as Vice President for TOBGLAD (Transgender, Other-Identifying, Gay, Lesbian, and Allies for Diversity). She loves working at WELL and engaging with local elected officials through WELL webinars and conferences. She finds it inspiring that WELL strives to support and promote water education even in unprecedented circumstances.
Briana Lopez, Program & Research Intern
Briana Lopez was born in San Gabriel and raised in Boyle Heights. She is passionate about the environment, politics, helping others, and her hope is to improve the quality of life in her community. Grassroots organizing and nonprofit organizations have made a big impact on her life. As a result, she is interested in working with the community to help to provide more affordable housing, healthier food options, investment in youth programs and education, affordable extracurricular activities, and better air and water quality. Her personal interests include singing, playing the guitar, and exercising. She hopes to add roller skating and tennis to her hobbies soon.