Maria West was appointed CalRecycle’s Deputy Director of Communications by Governor Gavin Newsom in September 2019.
Before joining CalRecycle, she served as an information officer at the California Department of Water Resources where she managed Save Our Water, the state’s water conservation campaign. Prior to that, Ms. West worked as an analyst at the State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Before serving in California government, Ms. West worked in the private sector as a manager, author, advertising writer, trainer, and marketing project manager.
Ms. West holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Mills College in Oakland, California and earned a Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology from the University of Phoenix.