Mitch SilversteinChapter Manager
Roberta ReillyBeach Cleanups & Outreach Coordinator
Laura WalshPolicy Coordinator
Gabriela TorresClean Border Water Now Policy Coordinator
Roberta is a New England-born nature lover whose passion for all things living propelled her to the west coast to study Sustainability and Environmental Studies at San Diego State University. Her love for both marine and land animals has driven her career path towards ocean protection and conservation. If she isn’t swimming in the ocean, attending a beach cleanup, or snorkeling with the stingrays at La Jolla shores, Roberta can be found dancing around at a music festival.
Gabriela received a B.S. in International Business from the University of San Francisco, an undergraduate institution that focuses heavily on social justice and community. She graduated from California Western School of law and spent her first years out of law school working for a dispute resolution firm in Madrid, Spain working primarily on commercial matters before various arbitration tribunals in Madrid, London, Geneva and New York. She then moved to London where she opened a boutique practice and continued to focus on dispute resolution before completing a Masters of Law in International Environmental Law and Sustainability at Kingston University London where she graduated with the highest distinction. She wrote her dissertation on the impact of CEQA on California’s environment.
Gabriela is an attorney with a focus on environmental protection.
In September 2017, Gabriela joined Surfrider Foundation San Diego to work on the policy aspects of the No Border Sewage Program. Gabriela has played a significant role in raising awareness of the severity of the crisis at the US/Mexico border, advocating for clean water with key policy makers and creating positive change in both Southern California and Baja communities.
Gabriela is fluent in Spanish.