Wendi Wilkes is a regulatory analyst for AWWA’s government affairs office in Washington, D.C. Her work ranges from water system partnerships and affordability policy issues to source water protection efforts. Prior to joining AWWA, Wilkes worked for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality where she served in the Office of Water and coordinated projects for water systems facing severe drought and utilities in the state receivership program. She earned a B.A. in Geography – Earth Sciences & Sustainability from the University of Texas at Austin.