Restore The Delta Staff
Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla is the Campaign Director for Restore the Delta. Prior to joining the campaign, Ms. Barrigan-Parrilla served as the Business Development Manager for the Planning and Conservation League in Sacramento. Ms. Barrigan-Parrilla has also taught English in the California community college system, served as a field representative for the Oakland local of the California Federation of Teachers, worked in marketing and customer service for The Disney Channel, and served as Executive Director for Manifest Press and Literary Arts Center also in Oakland.
A Stockton resident of several years, Ms. Barrigan-Parrilla developed a love and appreciation of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta years prior to becoming a resident while observing its changing landscape during the 1996-97 floods, which she chronicled in a manuscript of poems published in various literary publications throughout the United States. Ms. Barrigan-Parrilla is enthralled with bird watching and enjoys taking walks with her ten-year old daughter in various locations throughout the Delta simply to observe its wildlife.
Jane Wagner-Tyack is a writing consultant specializing in water policy. In addition to working as a policy analyst for Restore the Delta, she is on the board of directors of the League of Women Voters of San Joaquin County and the Water Committee of the League of Women Voters of California. A former educator, Jane grew up in the Sacramento area surrounded by the rivers, dams, reservoirs, and northern Delta levees that shape our lives and that, like most Californians, she took for granted. She now lives in Lodi and has been discovering the central and southern portions of the Delta. “The situation in the Delta brings us up against two of the most damaging assumptions of our time: that nature can be manipulated infinitely for human purposes, without regard for the future; and that wise decisions about the use of natural resources can be made on paper and at a distance by politicians, bureaucrats, and large corporations. At this moment in time, in this remarkable place, we have an opportunity to be a model for saner water policy in the future.”
Jessica Iniguez is a full time student at San Joaquin Delta College and part time staff member for Restore the Delta. Raised in Santa Cruz, she developed an appreciation for nature and wildlife. She studies business and marketing in the field of fashion and is pursuing transferring to San Francisco State University to continue studying Business Administration. Currently a resident of Manteca, Jessica is office administrator, manages social media, website content, and newsletter distribution for Restore the Delta.