Mariah Padilla

Meet Mariah

As a Greenbelt Alliance Resilience Fellow, Mariah supports the Bay Area Resilience Hotspots initiative, where she helps efforts to advance meaningful and equitable community engagement and community capacity building to help create a more just climate future.

Mariah Padilla (she/her) is passionate about environmental justice and climate resilience, and is dedicated to helping create a more inclusive and intersectional climate movement. She brings this dedication to her role at Greenbelt Alliance, where she has been working with our community partners in Gilroy to foster equitable climate resilience through community engagement and outreach, climate change education and awareness, and community disaster preparedness efforts.

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 Greenbelt Alliance, Mariah worked for the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research as a Climate Resilience Assistant Planner where she worked on projects related to tribal climate resilience, sea level rise, and coastal resilience planning.

In her free time, Mariah enjoys watching the sunset, taking long walks with her dog, and spending time with her friends and family.

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