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Chelsea Benjamin

Chelsea Benjamin

Water Policy Associate


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Chelsea’s work focuses on policy that promotes municipal water conservation and programs that promote the integration of land use and water planning.


Chelsea joined Western Resource Advocates in 2022 as a Western Water Policy Intern. Previously, she interned for Representative Lisa Cutter at the Colorado State Legislature. Her work experience also includes working with NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) on the intersection of drought information and land use and water planning in the Western United States.


Bachelor’s in International Studies with an Environmental track from New College of Florida
Master’s in Environmental Policy from University of Colorado, Boulder

Favorite thing about the West

Basking in a snow-melt fed stream on a hot summer day.

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