Paulina joined the Clean Water Massachusetts office in February 2021 as the Climate Justice Organizer. She first learned about climate change at an environmental summer camp she went to as a kid. Paulina decided to pursue a career as an environmental justice advocate to ensure that her community and loved ones have access to clean air to breathe and clean water to drink.
After volunteering for Greenpeace during her teenage years, she attended the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, where she majored in Environmental Studies. During college, Paulina dedicated her time to support communities impacted by natural disasters, and work as an environmental educator in Syracuse, NY. In addition, she conducted research on the impacts of natural disasters in low-income communities of color and resource management programs in Mexico.
Paulina believes that everyone should have access to a safe environment free of toxins to live, work, and play regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, and income. She is committed to uplifting marginalized groups' voices and addressing institutionalized racism as we find solutions for wicked environmental problems and address climate change.
Paulina grew up in Mexico City and enjoys cooking family recipes, film photography, and painting in her free time.