Women Founded, Women Led

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WESLEY SHUGART-SCHMIDT, EIT, RPCV

Project Manager

Wesley has a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah. After working as a field engineer for a construction design firm, he spent four years with the Peace Corps in Peru as a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene engineer. Upon returning to the United States, he received his master's degree in Sustainable Engineering from Villanova. He now acts as a project manager and GIS specialist for humanitarian response infrastructure and associated projects for Solidarity Engineering.

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ERIN HUGHES, PE

Principal Engineer, Founder

Erin received a bachelor's and master's degree in Environmental Engineering from Drexel University and worked in the private and pubic engineering sectors for 10 years. She specializes in water treatment, stormwater management, and construction. Erin now serves as the organization’s lead engineer.

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CHLOE RASTATTER, EI

Field Engineer, Founder

Chloe has bachelor's degrees in Chemical and Biological Engineering and Neuroscience from the University of Colorado Boulder.  Her career has largely focused on the intersection of public health, climate change, and displacement. She spent time in refugee camps in Greece and working with resettlement agencies and harm reduction organizations in Colorado before moving to the US/Mexico border.

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CHRISTA COOK, EIT, RPCV

Field Engineer, Founder

Christa received a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Louisiana State University. After working as a traditional civil engineer then joining the Peace Corps in Peru, she went on to complete a master's degree in Sustainable Engineering from Villanova. Christa has focused her career on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and the integration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and drone technology into WASH work.

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Siobhan Merrill

Field Engineer

Siobhan received a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Villanova University and is now working with Solidarity for one year through our partnership with Villanova's Year of Service program. She has focused her career on water, sanitation, and hygiene and the intersection of sustainable engineering and human rights.

Board of Advisors

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Bertha Alicia Bermúdez Tapia

Dison Valladares

Anik Patel, MD

Jordan Ermilio, PhD

Philip E Hughes, Jr., CPA, JD