Pacific Northwest Regional Center - Seattle, WA
Patricia is an outdoor enthusiast who began her career in chemistry, earning a Bachelor of Science in 2007 and discovering her love of communicating science and bridging the science-policy gap along the way. She pursued this passion at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she graduated with her Master of Public Policy and Administration specializing in Environmental and Science Policy in 2010. While at UMass, Patricia interned with the World Wildlife Fund and Natural Capital Project, providing strategic recommendations to improve the use of scientific and technical information in decision making. With the National Wildlife Federation, Patricia focuses on climate change impacts and adaptation in marine and freshwater ecosystems along the Pacific Coast. She produces reports, convenes expert workshops, and presents on climate change impacts and adaptation options for the region. Other interests include environmental justice, working with veterans, connecting people with nature, biking, hiking, and trail running.