Region: Bay Area – Climate
Project(s): Santa Clara Valley Water District – Climate Change Action Plan Development
Rachel Barrales is a recent graduate from the University of Miami, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Ecosystem Science and Policy and a minor in Marine Science. While in Miami, she interned with Miami-Dade County’s Office of Resilience and gained experience working with local governments on climate change mitigation and adaptation. She is incredibly excited to be home in California and to be a CivicSpark Climate Fellow. During this service year, she hopes to help develop a Climate Action Plan for the Santa Clara Valley Water District, network, and gain valuable skills for a career in climate change adaptation.