"WHEN A COMMUNITY GETS WATER, WOMEN AND GIRLS GET THEIR LIVES BACK. THEY START BUSINESSES, IMPROVE THEIR HOMES, AND TAKE CHARGE OF THEIR OWN FUTURES.”

 THIS IS WHY WE RIDE.

MEET THE DRIVERS

ASHLEY MARTIN Ashley is a third year Biblical Studies major and double minor in Humanities and Sociology. She adores anything to do with new people and places as she spent her childhood growing up in Chicago, Germany, and Texas. She is passionate about restoring voice to the voiceless and being informed about social issues, especially women's rights. In developing countries, clean water is a medium for women’s empowerment, giving girls more hours in school, and more opportunity to earn an income and start businesses. For her, this campaign is an avenue to educate people about the water crisis while also making tangible steps to solve it through fundraising. These are just a few of the reasons she unbelievably thankful to be investing in this mission by being a support driver for the women’s Ride for Water 2017 team. When she’s not exploring the outdoors, you will probably find her reading TIME magazine, making a pour-over coffee to share with friends, or having a playful debate.

ASHLEY MARTIN

Ashley is a third year Biblical Studies major and double minor in Humanities and Sociology. She adores anything to do with new people and places as she spent her childhood growing up in Chicago, Germany, and Texas. She is passionate about restoring voice to the voiceless and being informed about social issues, especially women's rights. In developing countries, clean water is a medium for women’s empowerment, giving girls more hours in school, and more opportunity to earn an income and start businesses. For her, this campaign is an avenue to educate people about the water crisis while also making tangible steps to solve it through fundraising. These are just a few of the reasons she unbelievably thankful to be investing in this mission by being a support driver for the women’s Ride for Water 2017 team. When she’s not exploring the outdoors, you will probably find her reading TIME magazine, making a pour-over coffee to share with friends, or having a playful debate.

HANNAH SULLIVAN Hannah is a Washington native currently pursuing an education in Social Work. She enjoys strong coffee, good conversations, long road trips, tall trees and just being outside. Hannah is passionate about social justice, specifically gender equality. Access to water is not only a human right, but a gender issue as well. Women and girls are facing the forefront of the water crisis – many girls are being taken out of school in order to collect water for hours on end and women do not have other time to take on jobs in the community. Hannah is grateful for a chance to be a communication coordinator and use her organization skills to do what she can to fight the global water crisis in partnership with charity:water. On the ride you can expect Hannah to always have her nails painted black, cry at the beauty of the moon, blast Noah Gundersen from the support van, and pretend to be a mom through encouragement and making a mean PB&J.  

HANNAH SULLIVAN

Hannah is a Washington native currently pursuing an education in Social Work. She enjoys strong coffee, good conversations, long road trips, tall trees and just being outside. Hannah is passionate about social justice, specifically gender equality. Access to water is not only a human right, but a gender issue as well. Women and girls are facing the forefront of the water crisis – many girls are being taken out of school in order to collect water for hours on end and women do not have other time to take on jobs in the community. Hannah is grateful for a chance to be a communication coordinator and use her organization skills to do what she can to fight the global water crisis in partnership with charity:water. On the ride you can expect Hannah to always have her nails painted black, cry at the beauty of the moon, blast Noah Gundersen from the support van, and pretend to be a mom through encouragement and making a mean PB&J.

 

 
 

meet the riders

JENNIFER HARD Jennifer Hard is a senior currently pursuing a major in Sociology and a minor in music. Jennifer was born and raised in Napa, CA to a family of five and the most beautiful Golden Retriever named Opal. If you can’t find her, she might be going on a hike, singing at the top of her lungs to Gospel music, going on fun-ventures, drinking black coffee, and laughing with fellow humans. Jennifer is a firm believer in social justice specifically gender issues. The inability to have clean water has become an epidemic, specifically affecting the lives of many women. The women are in charge of collecting the water and this in turn prevents them from furthering their education or obtaining jobs. Jennifer is a big advocate for using one’s privilege to be a voice for the voiceless. She is so grateful for this opportunity to partner with charity:water and hopes that this ride and specifically this movement will raise awareness for this issue and help people obtain the basic human rights that they deserve.

JENNIFER HARD

Jennifer Hard is a senior currently pursuing a major in Sociology and a minor in music. Jennifer was born and raised in Napa, CA to a family of five and the most beautiful Golden Retriever named Opal. If you can’t find her, she might be going on a hike, singing at the top of her lungs to Gospel music, going on fun-ventures, drinking black coffee, and laughing with fellow humans. Jennifer is a firm believer in social justice specifically gender issues. The inability to have clean water has become an epidemic, specifically affecting the lives of many women. The women are in charge of collecting the water and this in turn prevents them from furthering their education or obtaining jobs. Jennifer is a big advocate for using one’s privilege to be a voice for the voiceless. She is so grateful for this opportunity to partner with charity:water and hopes that this ride and specifically this movement will raise awareness for this issue and help people obtain the basic human rights that they deserve.

 
SHALE HEIDINGER Shale Heidinger is a senior studying English with minors in Psychology and Biblical Studies. She hopes to pursue a career in the nonprofit world, preferably working in a women's recovery program. She is from the beautiful territory of Spokane, Washington where she grew up with three siblings. She spent her Sophomore year of college studying global engagement and psychology in Cape Town, South Africa where she first began to care deeply about the needs of those less fortunate. Working with people, for people, is something she hopes to pursue the rest of her life because she believes strongly in the radical change that can take place when passionate humans join together with one purpose. Shale has a deep conviction that all human beings deserve to have access to basic human necessities, clean water being no exception. By riding in partnership with, charity:water, she feels beyond lucky to be a part of a movement that will raise awareness and money for those in need of safe drinking water.

SHALE HEIDINGER

Shale Heidinger is a senior studying English with minors in Psychology and Biblical Studies. She hopes to pursue a career in the nonprofit world, preferably working in a women's recovery program. She is from the beautiful territory of Spokane, Washington where she grew up with three siblings. She spent her Sophomore year of college studying global engagement and psychology in Cape Town, South Africa where she first began to care deeply about the needs of those less fortunate. Working with people, for people, is something she hopes to pursue the rest of her life because she believes strongly in the radical change that can take place when passionate humans join together with one purpose. Shale has a deep conviction that all human beings deserve to have access to basic human necessities, clean water being no exception. By riding in partnership with, charity:water, she feels beyond lucky to be a part of a movement that will raise awareness and money for those in need of safe drinking water.

LYSH MCALLISTER Lysh McAllister is a California native and senior Sociology major who loves the outdoors, photography, traveling, sunflowers, the ocean, and people. She hopes to one day become a National Geographic photographer or a relief aid nurse. She became aware of just a little part of the global water crisis when she traveled to the Philippines on a relief team after the 2013 super typhoon Yolanda delivering water filters. She believes that water is crucial to life and a human right and she will fight until that is realized. She is passionate about social justice, gender equality, and changing the world one small action at a time. She also believes in being apart of things bigger than herself and living a story that is meaningful and so is stoked and humbled to be a part of charity:water in the fight for clean water for all.  

LYSH MCALLISTER

Lysh McAllister is a California native and senior Sociology major who loves the outdoors, photography, traveling, sunflowers, the ocean, and people. She hopes to one day become a National Geographic photographer or a relief aid nurse. She became aware of just a little part of the global water crisis when she traveled to the Philippines on a relief team after the 2013 super typhoon Yolanda delivering water filters. She believes that water is crucial to life and a human right and she will fight until that is realized. She is passionate about social justice, gender equality, and changing the world one small action at a time. She also believes in being apart of things bigger than herself and living a story that is meaningful and so is stoked and humbled to be a part of charity:water in the fight for clean water for all.

 

 
 
PAIGE O'SULLIVAN Paige is a third year Sociology major with minors in Ethics and Humanities and reigns from Templeton, California.  She first cultivated a passion for the global water crisis while working as an intern at Lifewater, International, an organization committed to ending the global water and sanitation crisis. Paige is motivated by the impact that access to clean and safe drinking water can have on communities. She firmly believes in this campaign and it's endeavor to help raise funds to provide clean water as a medium for restoring and revitalizing the lives of individuals and communities. As a female cyclist, Paige believes in women empowering one another.  This ride is one way to restore the basic human right of access to water, as well as empowering women as leaders and difference-makers in their communities. You can find Paige with her head in a book, drinking coffee with friends, or frolicking in the outdoors.

PAIGE O'SULLIVAN

Paige is a third year Sociology major with minors in Ethics and Humanities and reigns from Templeton, California.  She first cultivated a passion for the global water crisis while working as an intern at Lifewater, International, an organization committed to ending the global water and sanitation crisis. Paige is motivated by the impact that access to clean and safe drinking water can have on communities. She firmly believes in this campaign and it's endeavor to help raise funds to provide clean water as a medium for restoring and revitalizing the lives of individuals and communities. As a female cyclist, Paige believes in women empowering one another.  This ride is one way to restore the basic human right of access to water, as well as empowering women as leaders and difference-makers in their communities. You can find Paige with her head in a book, drinking coffee with friends, or frolicking in the outdoors.

THE WOMEN'S ROUTE