Who We Are

We’re a diverse community of talented change-makers who believe that every American should have clean, running water for life.

We defend water access as a human right.

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100% of donations fund projects in the field.

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Team DIGDEEP

George McGraw

George McGraw

Founder, Executive Director

George has a simple goal: to change the way people think about water. He built DIGDEEP to defend access to clean water as a basic human right.
@gcmginge

Tawny Valencia

Tawny Valencia

Director for People and Places

Tawny is a first generation American with a love for storytelling and development. She also has a killer laugh, which is why she’s in charge of DIGDEEP’s partnerships and events.

Emma Robbins

Emma Robbins

American Projects Director

Emma is a Navajo artist and activist. Growing up, her grandparents didn’t have running water or electricity. She’s a native warrior princess with a dog/sidekick named Cindy Sherman and she runs our projects in the US.
@emmarobbinz

Annie Begay

Annie Begay

Field Coordinator

Annie Begay grew up in Thoreau, NM, the headquarters of our Navajo Water Project. Annie’s a volunteer firefighter, a fixer of just about anything, and a total boss. She coordinates our work in the field.

The Fellows

Sumire Yoshinaga

Sumire Yoshinaga

Storytelling Fellow

Sumi grew up 100 miles from Tokyo at the base of Mt. Fuji. She came to the U.S. to study social media marketing and entrepreneurship, and wants to use her skills to solve social challenges. She’s especially interested in leveraging technology to protect refugees, since she’s a migrant herself.

Kira Vandenbrande

Kira Vandenbrande

American Projects Fellow

Kira is a senior at UCLA studying International Development and Urban Planning. She dreams of becoming a photojournalist fighting sex-trafficking abroad. For now, she gets most of her excitement from Star Trek conventions. She’s been to 15.

Mira Beyeler

Mira Beyeler

American Projects Fellow

Mira studied Cultural Anthropology at Sonoma State. She’s honed her ping-pong skills in 35 countries, and one day she wants to run for elected office. For right now she spends most of her political capital “going in on some people on Facebook.”

Seeking change-makers

DIGDEEP doesn't have coffee-fetching interns, we have world-changing Fellows.
Our Fellows are creative, meticulous and (most importantly) an integral part of the team.

Board & Advisors

  • George McGraw

    Founder
  • David Hayes

    Wharton Smith
  • Joni Abdalla

    Wee Believers
  • Bradley Brown

    Pennant Capital Management
  • Marin Babb

    NBC Universal
  • Karla Alfaro

    CCC of America

Contact Us

We are based in Central Los Angeles, in Echo Park. Need to get in touch? Just send us an email.

323.250.3844

The DIGDEEP right to water project is a 501(c)(3) EIN 46-0686920