May 16, 2022
Felicia Marcus, Water Policy Group & Stanford U.
Rising to Resilience in California Water 2: How are we doing and how do we get there?

Felicia Marcus is an attorney/consultant who has served in positions in government, the non-profit world, and the private sector.  She is currently the William C. Landreth Visiting Fellow at Stanford University’s Water in the West Program and an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. She is also a founding member of the Water Policy Group (, and most recently Chair of the California State Water Resources Control Board during the state’s worst drought in modern history. She previously served as Regional Administrator of the U.S. EPA Region IX and as head of the Los Angeles Department of Public Works and part of leadership at the Trust for Public Land and Natural Resources Defense Council.
She is one of three US members of the Joint Public Advisory Committee to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, comprised of the environment ministers of the three North American nations. She was recently appointed to the Western Electricity Coordinating Council Board of Directors, which oversees the bulk transmission grid for the western United States and parts of Canada and Mexico.

She received an AB cum laude in East Asian Studies from Harvard University, a JD from NYU School of Law, and attended Hong Kong University on a Rotary Foundation Fellowship.