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.

Alfonso Ortega

Alfonso Ortega

Navajo Water Project Superintendent

Alfonso is from Baca, NM. He grew up without running water or electricity, which is why the Navajo Water Project is so important to him. He’s a California-bred Dodgers fan (and so are his kids!)

The Fellows

Kristen McReath

Kristen McReath

American Projects Fellow

Kristen recently graduated with a Masters in Global Health. She is passionate about working towards healthy equity and sustainability. She enjoys good espresso, travel, foodie eats, and yoga dance.

Molly DuVall

Molly DuVall

Development Fellow

Miriam DuVall graduated from Oberlin college in 2016, after studying classical cello, education, and history. She loves old maps, cats, and innovative community driven solutions to today’s water access problems.

Alexandra Rivera

Alexandra Rivera

Storytelling Fellow

Alex Rivera goes to Cal-State Northridge. She is majoring in Public Sector Management in hopes to create and be involved policies that are beneficial for the Youth minorities in Los Angeles. She has a sweet tooth for dark chocolate, pan dulce, and ice cream.

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.

424.285.0773

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