Nona Shipman


Before coming to the OWOW Center, Nona had worked on the statewide Colorado Water 2012 campaign with Water Education Colorado. Originally from Northern Virginia, Nona moved to Denver in 2011 as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer and loved the experience so much she decided to stay in Colorado and pursue further water education opportunities. She has a BA in Communications from Lynchburg College, an MA in Biological Sciences from Miami University, Ohio, and welcomes the opportunity to incorporate her degrees with her passion for raising the awareness of precious environmental resources.

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Mia Pino, Outreach & Sustainability Specialist 

Mia Pino (she/her) was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Mia has bachelor degrees in Psychology and Women’s & Ethnic Studies and a MA in Student Affairs in Higher Education from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Mia is excited to learn more about water initiatives through the OWOW Center.

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Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd,


A Denver native, Jennifer has worked on water issues locally, nationally, and internationally. She is the Director of Marketing and Social Responsibility at Denver Botanic Gardens, where she drives water-oriented programming, partnerships, and communications. Prior to coming to the Gardens in 2011, Jennifer worked for Rain Bird, where she spearheaded the company’s Intelligent Use of Water initiatives. Jennifer is a board member of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, has served on the board of the American Public Gardens Association (APGA), and was the co-organizer for the 2011 International Water Forum at the United Nations. Jennifer has an MBA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

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