The Climate Science Alliance team is excited to welcome a new addition to the team — Paula Ezcurra. Learn more about new transitions for the Alliance team in today’s blog.
The Climate Science Alliance is ever evolving to meet the needs of our community. Thank-you all for your continued support and join us in welcoming our new team mate.
MEET PAULA EZCURRA
Paula will be joining the Climate Science Alliance as our first Climate Resilience Fellow. Born in Mexico City, and raised in San Diego, Paula is now responsible for overseeing and coordinating the Alliance’s bi-national efforts in the Baja California region through our Baja Work Group.
Paula has studied climate change, and its impacts, from a variety of angles. As an undergraduate at the University of California, Santa Barbara—where she received a BS in Aquatic Biology—she began studying the carbon sequestration potential of Mexico’s mangrove ecosystems. Then, as a masters student in the Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s Climate Science & Policy program, Paula completed a capstone project on the threat that climate change impacts, particularly rising seas, pose to coastal cultural heritage sites in Puerto Rico. Also at Scripps, Paula has previously worked as a researcher and communications associate for the Aburto Lab, where her work has included distilling research on mangroves and conservation into policy and outreach materials intended for a non-scientific audience. Before joining CSA, she also served as a project coordinator to the California Collaborative for Climate Change Solutions and for Dr. Ram Ramanathan—where her work involved supporting the Climate Education for All educational initiative, which aims to bring climate education to adults across America in locally relevant terms through engagement with community leaders. Paula has also been a research diver, and volunteer interpreter at an immigration nonprofit, and is currently a college-access mentor for underserved high-school students in San Diego.
We are excited to welcome Paula to the team and look forward to continuing our work safeguarding natural and human communities from the impacts of climate change!