Mariah Padilla (she/her) is passionate about environmental and climate justice, climate resilience, and is dedicated to helping create a more inclusive and intersectional climate movement. She is passionate about working with community members and local governments to help foster equity-centric planning processes.
Mariah is currently working towards her Masters of City Planning at UC Berkeley. She graduated from UC Davis in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in Community and Regional Development and minors in Public Health and Climate Science and Policy. Prior to joining the Greenbelt Alliance team, she worked for the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research as a Climate Resilience Assistant Planner working on projects related to tribal climate resilience and sea level rise and coastal resilience planning.
Outside of work, Mariah enjoys watching the sunset, taking long walks with her dog, and spending time with her friends and family.