Maria Alvarez Pineda
Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Environmental Health & Safety Specialist
Maria Alvarez Pineda has a Masters of Public Health in Global Health and Environment from the school of Public Health at UC Berkeley. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Global Public Health, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish Minor from Dominican University of California. Maria comes from a line of agricultural workers that have faced various occupational adversities. She became interested in advocating for their worker rights and learning more about how to prevent injuries/fatalities in different workplaces. Through her internship at Berkeley’s Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP), she continued learning about work hazards (specifically related to COVID-19) and worked promoting young workers’ rights. In her free time, Maria enjoys hiking, playing volleyball, watching movies, and spending time with her friends and family.