As the Executive Director of The Water Collaborative of Greater New Orleans, Jessica Dandridge has dedicated her life to community advocacy and campaign development for organizations seeking to be socially, economically, and culturally inclusive. Ms. Dandridge received her B.A at Xavier University in Political Science and her M.A in International Affairs with a concentration in security in conflict from The New School for Public Engagement in New York City. Since 2005, she has worked for, or in collaboration with dozens of organizations in Greater New Orleans. Before starting at the TWC, Ms. Jessica was a non-profit consultant at her business, Patois (ˈpaˌtwä), and the Louisiana State Director at the Campaign Election Engagement Project. She was also the Program Director for Rural Electric Cooperative Democracy Project for the Rockefeller Family Fund. Ms. Dandridge is a trained facilitator from YPQI, has a certificate in Leadership, Activism and Civil Rights from Brown University, and a certificate in Kingian Nonviolence Strategies from the Selma Center of Nonviolence.
New Orleans is far from the only city in the US with lead pipes, but over the last few weeks it faced the possibility that,