Paula Paciorek

Sustainability Team Lead, Los Alamos National Laboratory (NM)

Term Expires: December 31, 2026
Chair: Board Revenue Committee

Paula Paciorek is currently the Sustainability Team Lead, Operations Support & Improvement in the Utilities and Infrastructure department of the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Prior to joining LANL, Paula was the Water Programs and Education Manager for Houston Water. She was responsible for developing and guiding the strategy for water conservation efforts in Houston via the implementation of best management practices and measures and cost-effective programs within the City and through its residential, industrial-commercial-institutional (ICI) and wholesale customers. In addition, Paula was responsible for the development and implementation of resource recovery and water loss reduction strategies and measures, as well as the Drought Contingency plan. Furthermore, Paula oversaw the water conservation and sewer overflows prevention educational and outreach programs, such as the WaterWorks Education Center, the WaterWorks Festival, Imagine a Day Without Water, Fix-a-Leak Week, school and community programs, and the recently developed “Protect Our Pipes” campaign.

Prior to joining the City of Houston, Paula worked in multi-national, governmental and environmental non-profit organizations, in the areas of water management, program development and community engagement.

Paula received a B.A. in Psychology in 2007 and a M.S. in Applied Geography with concentration in water management in 2014, from the University of Louisville, KY.