Paula Dobbyn

Communications Manager, Anchorage

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Paula Dobbyn left Alaska Sea Grant in January 2020.

Paula Dobbyn

Alaska Sea Grant role

Managed 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. Managed and cultivated relationships with the news media, stakeholders and other audiences. Researched and wrote stories and blog items that highlight Alaska Sea Grant’s work. Profiled 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. Served 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.