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

Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman

DIGDEEP Pup

Cindy $herman is from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She loves traveling, especially flying and exploring airports. She spends most of her time in LA and on the Rez/Navajo Nation. Cindy loves laying in the sun, hiking, eating chicken and red bell peppers, and cuddling. She’s an advocate for water access– she loves getting other dogs and humans alike safe drinking water. Cindy is named after one of her mom’s favorite artists.

Katie Janss

Katie Janss

Research Assistant

Katie has a BA in Political Science from UC Santa Barbara. As a lifelong California resident, she’s passionate about water policy and drought preparedness. She plans on getting a Master’s in Public Policy so she can continue to work for a more sustainable future. In her free time, she drinks too much coffee, waits for bread dough to rise, and bothers her cat.

Tiernan Hebron

Tiernan Hebron

Social Media Coordinator

Tiernan has a BA in Psychology and a Minor in Anthropology from San Francisco State University. She writes about all things social justice, is an avid feminist activist, and thinks social media is both horrible and amazing. She loves fries, pugs, and travel.

Dibora Haile

Dibora Haile

Operations Manager

Dibora is in charge of managing and maintaining DigDeep’s HQ in Los Angeles. She graduated with a B.A. in Religious Studies and a background in Pre-Medicine from the University of Virginia. Born in Ethiopia but raised in Los Angeles, she thrives in climates that provide ample sun and coffee.

Cindy Howe

Cindy Howe

Operations Manager in New Mexico

Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

Outreach Crew Member

Ernest Largo

Ernest Largo

Water Technician

Kenneth Chavez

Kenneth Chavez

Water Technician

The Fellows

Lisa Robbins

Lisa Robbins

American Projects Fellow

Lisa is from Cameron, Arizona, Navajo Nation. She grew up without electricity. She plays & composes music and builds furniture. She is a strong advocate for environmental awareness, especially on Indigenous lands. Her goal in life is to represent and give back to her family, community, and land. The reason she does everything that she does is because of the strong women in her life: her mom and bimasaní.

Sadie Chowdhury

Sadie Chowdhury

American Project Fellow

Sadie grew up in Los Angeles which birthed her a passion for environmental justice. She hopes to create clean water solutions as she pursues an Environmental Engineering degree. When not studying she enjoys going to art galleries, dancing, and spending time with her puppy Jolene.

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
  • Laurie Peter

    LCSW
  • Flip Croft-Caderao

    The Infinite Agency

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