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Andrea Lopez is a Western Slope native. Born and raised in Palisade, Colorado, Andrea graduated from Colorado Mesa University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. A couple of weeks after graduating from undergrad, Andrea began working for Ute Water Conservancy District as their External Affairs Assistant. After a year and a half, Andrea began to serve as the District’s External Affairs Manager. Andrea completed a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership degree through Colorado State University – Global Campus in 2021.

Andrea enjoys that her current position is full of variety and focuses on providing outreach and education about water, water conservation, and the District’s systems to children and community members. Andrea’s goal for the External Affairs department at Ute Water is to be a resource for all community members regarding information about the water industry and provide information that is accurate, easy to comprehend, and relevant to the Western Slope community.

Andrea serves as a volunteer board member for the Eureka! Science Museum and the Young Professionals Network of Mesa County. She enjoys that the Young Professionals Network has brought her some of her closest friends and that she continues to learn more about the community she calls home.

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