Meet the Alliance Team: Alex Warneke

While the Climate Science Alliance is composed of a large, diverse network of stakeholders and community members - there is a core team working hard behind the scenes to connect the climate dots. We invite you to get to know our team and what drives them in this fun new series.

Team Member: Alex Warneke

Position: Deputy Director

Describe What You Do With the Climate Science Alliance:

As the Deputy Director, I get to wear many hats. From helping oversee day-to-day operations and managing various projects to writing grants and my favorite -> convening community stakeholders. My background is primarily in marine ecology, formal and informal education, and science communication, so I also oversee the Alliance’s community engagement and education efforts. When people ask me what I do, I often say that I am a science translator of sorts. With our incredible team, I help translate regional science and climate information for our community in a way that is usable and relatable to them. 

Why do you do this work?

Throughout my career, the question that has guided the work that I do is, “Where can I make the most positive impact for my community?” For me, I chose to work with the Climate Science Alliance because I wholeheartedly believe that we do the work that will have the biggest impact on our community regarding one of the greatest threats of our time - climate change. Having worked in academia, multiple levels of government, and the nonprofit sector, the biggest issue I see is that these groups all speak different languages and because of that it can be hard to get real solutions and strategies in place.  The Climate Science Alliance is here to overcome those boundaries and connect all the pieces.