Kerry Schwartz

Associate Specialist
Director, Arizona Project WET
Building/Room: 
WRRC / 18B
Office Phone: 
(520) 621-1092
M.S. Geosciences University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States A Geohydrologic Investigation of Volcanic Rocks Using the Gravity Survey Method: Galiuro Mountains, Graham, Pinal and Cochise Counties, Arizona, Advisor: Dr. John Sumner B.S. Geology James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
  • International Project WET Foundation Board Member, November 2016 and ongoing.
  • Outstanding Team Award, Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals, June 2016.
  • Co-Recipient, Arizona Community Foundation, Water Consciousness Prize ($100,000) for   Beyond the Mirage, spring 2015.
  • Finalist for Arizona Forward’s Award of Merit for Environmental Education, September 2014.
  • Gold Award for a Long Publication: Water Scene Investigation Program, Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals, September 2013.
  • Co-Recipient, National Network for Sustainable Living Education Award, 2013 Green Award for the Poster: Project-based Learning Models: An Evaluation of the Externships in Sustainability Program.
  • Co-Recipient, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 2012, CALS Outstanding Team Award.
  • Gold Award for Individual Program Leadership, Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals Conference, June 2010.
  • One World One Water, Career Achievement Award, Project WET Foundation, Fall 2011
  • Gold Award for the most Innovative Program for the School Water Audit Program, Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals, June 2010.
  • Co-Recipient (with an ACE colleague) of the 2009 Governor’s Regional and Rural Development Conferences’ Excellence in Economic Development – Future Leaders Award for the Cottonwood Middle School Water Audit.
  • Finalist for the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) Distinguished Achievement Award, co-authored Publication: Arizona Conserve Water Educators’ Guide, 2008.
  • Award in recognition of commitment to water education and conservation in Arizona, Project WET International Foundation, summer 2007.
  • The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    • Associate Specialist, Department of Agricultural Education                            2006-present
    • Area Associate Agent, Water Resources Research Center                              2005-2006
    • Appointed Personnel, Water Resources Research Center                                2003-2005
    • Program Coordinator Sr., Water Resources Research Center                         2001-2003
    • Instructional Specialist, Water Resources Research Center                            1999-2001           
  • Environmental Education Instructor, Americorps (1999)
  • Study Tour Guide, Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona (1999)
  • Project Hydrogeologist, Groundwater Resources Consultants, Inc. (1994-1997)
  • Hydrogeologist, Environmental Programs Division,, Science Applications International Corporation (1990-1994)
  • Summer Intern, Regulatory Analysis and Support Division,, Science Applications International Corporation (1988)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (1987 - 1990)
  • Technical Writer/Analyst, Meridian Corporation, Geothermal Energy Division (1985 - 1987)