Sacramento Area Program Team


Angélica Ruiz

Sacramento Area Program Coordinator, (916) 573-0806

Angélica is based in Sacramento, California and is fluent in English and Spanish. She holds a B.S. in Health Science and a B.A. in Women and Gender Studies from Cal State Fullerton. Angélica coordinates EJCW’s Sacramento Area Climate and Water Justice Program, including the Proposition 1 Disadvantaged Communities Involvement Program. Additionally, she expands upon existing advocacy, capacity-building, and technical assistance programming with EJCW’s grassroots members and partners in and around the Sacramento Area. She represents EJCW in Sacramento Area advocacy forums and relevant State forums, including Sacramento Area-based regulatory meetings around water justice and climate change.

Randy Reck

Staff Attorney, (916) 542-8685

Randy Reck joined EJCW as a Legal Fellow following his graduation from UC Davis School of Law in 2016. There, he earned certificates in both Public Interest Law and Environmental Law, as well as Witkin awards in Legal Research and Writing I & II, Environmental Practice, and Emerging Technologies and the Environment. Beyond the classroom, Randy worked with the State Water Resources Control Board, the California Energy Commission, a private environmental law firm, and a local District Attorney prosecuting environmental crimes. Randy enhances EJCW’s ability to seek environmental justice through strategic legal action.

Vanessa Martinez

Policy and Advocacy Volunteer Specialist

Vanessa Martinez a third-year undergraduate student double majoring in Environmental Policy Analysis & Planning, and Economics at the University of California, Davis. What excites her most about environmental policy is the interconnectedness between society and the natural environment. She is committed to working on issues pertaining to social justice, specifically ensuring that everyone has access to clean and affordable drinking water.

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