Paula Sternberg Rodríguez
Science Program Manager
Paula (she/they) holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology with a minor in Environmental Studies from the University of California San Diego. Paula holds a master of science from the Northwest Biological Research Center in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, where their research assessed coastal management and resilience by incorporating social and ecological sciences. Paula was the Climate Science Alliance's first Climate Science Intern and led a research project that explored blue carbon measurement methodology in mangrove forests. She then went on to serve as the Alliance's Science Program Manager where she was responsible for overseeing and coordinating the organization's science programs. She is passionate about science communication and outreach, is community oriented, and always tries to include social frameworks in her professional endeavors. They have collaborated with the Gulf of California Marine Program, Mares Mexicanos, the Surfrider Foundation, the Baja Coastal Institute, and Ocean Discovery Institute. Paula grew up moving across the border between Ensenada and San Diego and has a deep appreciation of the Baja California Peninsula and the border region. In her role, she also led the Climate Science Alliance's Binational Working Group, with the mission of promoting binational and interdisciplinary collaborations.