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Paula Alvarez Pino

Community Engagement and Outreach
Researcher Level V

Paula Alvarez Pino leads the Community Engagement and Outreach at the Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center at University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB). She is a level V researcher and is involved with research, outreach, and training activities in the center. She also collaborates with the City of Birmingham as liaison in several projects related to the built environment and to improving the overall quality of life of the communities.

Pino plans international research experience programs for undergraduate and graduate students in collaboration with international partners. She has helped organize and develop international workshops in the field of sustainability and smart cities. She has also developed outreach programs that educate the youth about the principles of sustainability.

She received a Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering from UAB, and is a credentialed professional of Envision Sustainable Infrastructure rating system (ENVSP). Pino has a research interest in utility distribution poles and the development of an innovative smart pole for smart cities.