Co-Director and Creative Lead
Diane Terry (she/her) is the Co-Director and Creative Lead of the Climate Science Alliance, where she has been a part of the team since 2017. Diane was raised and currently resides on Kumeyaay lands in San Diego, from where she coordinates the organization's programs and partnerships spanning across the southwest region of the United States and beyond, while leading engagement and communication strategies through innovative methods. Diane has an extensive skillset in narrative-work and climate communication, especially those interdisciplinary in nature, and sees this work as an integral component of transformational adaptation. Her career has included brand identity, social media strategy, and graphic and web design; ranging from custom logos and illustrations to printed materials and online interfaces. Through the collaborative partnerships under the Climate Science Alliance she's had the opportunity to work extensively with researchers and knowledge holders spanning multiple disciplines, including those at the Alliance's Tribal and Binational Working Groups, San Diego State University's Insitutute for Ecological Monitoring and Management, and the University of California, San Diego's Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation and NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment. As an undergraduate at the University of California, Santa Cruz, she earned her combined B.A. in Environmental Studies and Biology and led the student-run environmental magazine, Gaia, through which she served as Editor-in-Chief and Media Council Representative under SOAR/Student Media/Cultural Arts and Diversity (SOMeCA).