Amber Pairis, Visual Arts ’92


Idyllwild Arts Academy graduate Dr. Amber Pairis, of the Class of 1992, directs the Climate Science Alliance and has a leading role in developing the 2019 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit, coming to the Idyllwild Arts campus August 13-16. At Idyllwild Arts Academy she concentrated on photography. She has taken to heart the Idyllwild Arts Mission of “changing lives through the transformative power of art.”

She passionately wants to change lives with her efforts to combat the effects of climate change, whether with the Climate Science Alliance or in her new role to start the Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation.

“The pieces to promote resilience to climate change are out there,” Dr. Pairis insists, “but it’s time to put the puzzle together.”