Freshwater Future Welcomes New Staff

Posted on January 3, 2018 by

Freshwater Future welcomed three new staff members in late 2017, so you’ll be hearing more from them on our blog and via email in the coming year.

Latia Leonard works on urban water issues in the Detroit and Flint metro areas. She has a passion for helping others, and her work on affordability and infrastructure is an extension of ten years of community service and anti-poverty work. A graduate of Michigan State University, Latia recently completed a year as a VISTA volunteer with AmeriCorps, and now brings her communications expertise to Freshwater Future.

Megan Feeley directs communications for Freshwater Future, helping us to craft messages that move people to action. She comes to us with over five years of experience in the for-profit marketing world after having taught high school Social Studies for nearly a decade. Megan is a lifelong lover of watery places who enjoys hiking, swimming, and paddling, and she’s actively engaged in grassroots politics in her town of Petoskey.

Mitch Barrows tracks water policy changes in the 8 Great Lakes states and Ontario, manages our blog, and connects local community efforts to meaningful opportunities for policy change. Before joining Freshwater Future, he organized for the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign and worked on water affordability in Detroit, MI. Mitch received a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Anthropology from Yale University. He enjoys reading history books, staying active in local Michigan politics, and hiking with his black Labrador retriever Juno.





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