Cori Ring-Martinez is the Sacramento Area Program Coordinator for the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water (EJCW), where she is working on a community-driven creek revitalization project in South Sacramento, as well as involving disadvantaged communities in water policy planning and decision-making processes, especially the unhoused population’s access to water, sanitation and hygiene services in the Sacramento area. She brings years of labor and community organizing experience to EJCW. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Fordham University in New York City. She then lived in El Salvador for two years doing solidarity work with rural communities, many facing challenges to accessing basic rights like clean drinking water, and maintains close ties with friends and family there. She dedicates her free time to organizing around racial and labor justice issues in Sacramento.