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Linda worked for 25 years at the Arizona Department of Water Resources in a variety of water resource planning positions including as Director and Planning Supervisor for the Tucson Active Management Area and served as the Arizona Water Table Representative to the Border Governors Conference. She also worked in statewide planning, focusing on statewide water needs and regional issues and provided technical and planning support to watershed partnerships in southern Arizona including the Upper San Pedro Partnership. She was the principal author and co-manager of the Arizona Water Atlas, a compilation of water resource information for the entire state.

In 2011 Linda joined Western Resource Advocates, a non-profit legal and policy organization. As the Arizona Senior Water Policy Advisor she works with local and regional water providers, governments and policymakers to advance water planning, conservation and efficiency programs beginning in the San Pedro and Verde river valleys to create solutions to meet human water needs while minimizing impacts to these rivers.

Linda holds a B.S. in Biology/Environmental Science from Northern Arizona University and a M.S. in Soil and Water Science from the University of Arizona. She is a member of the Arizona Hydrological Society and serves on the board of directors of the Tucson Audubon Society. She and her family live in Tucson where she harvests rainwater and tries to grow vegetables.