Paula Dobbyn

Communications Manager, Anchorage

(907) 274-9698

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Marine Advisory Program
1007 W 3rd Avenue #100
Anchorage, AK 99501

Paula Dobbyn

Alaska Sea Grant role

Manage all aspects of Alaska Sea Grant’s communications efforts including digital and printed content, publications, website, social media, videos, bookstore, events and other outreach platforms. Manage and cultivate relationships with the news media, stakeholders and other audiences. Research and write stories and blog items that highlight Alaska Sea Grant’s work. Profile the people and places that define Alaska Sea Grant’s mission to enhance the sustainable use and conservation of Alaska’s marine, coastal, and watershed resources through research, education, and outreach. Serve as Alaska’s communications point of contact with National Sea Grant and other Sea Grant programs throughout the United States. Joined Alaska Sea Grant in December 2016.


  • B.A. Political Theory and Latin American Studies, Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Cross Border LL.M. (distinction), International Human Rights Law, National University of Ireland, Galway, and Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland


Award-winning journalist and communicator with experience in newspapers, radio, television, and digital platforms. Skilled social media manager. Freelance magazine writer and adjunct journalism professor at University of Alaska Anchorage. Former communications director for Trout Unlimited in Alaska. Former Ted Scripps Fellow at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Former writer-in-residence at Environment Hawaii.

What I do when not at Sea Grant

Raise my daughters together with my husband, practice yoga, hike, work out, read the New York Times and local news coverage, write, travel, and soak up Alaska’s abundant natural beauty and resources.