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Board Fellow

Mekdem hails from the Central California Coast and has made the Capital region his new home since moving here in 2016. He now joins Valley Vision as a Board Fellow and is currently an MBA Candidate at UC Davis.

Mekdem is a relentless problem-solver. He has a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and 5+ years’ experience relating to sustainable resource management in both the public and private sectors, across the areas of water, energy, food, and waste. He is passionate about sustainable community and economic development and his mission is to work with speed, scale, and impact to drive real systemic change.

When Mekdem is not trying to make the world a better place, he enjoys adventuring outdoors, experimenting in the kitchen, and enjoying good live music with a craft beer.

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