Ms. Coelho is a Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Specialist with a passion for organics programs. As a Zero Waste Program Coordinator and Environmental Programs Consultant, she has over 4 years of experience in the solid waste industry, specifically working with municipalities. She has previous experience as a staff member for the City of Santa Clara, Department of Public Works, and the City of Sunnyvale, Environmental Services Department. In this role, she provided extensive technical assistance to single-family residential customers, schools, restaurants, and commercial business customers.
Ms. Coelho is currently assisting municipalities with California’s Short-lived Climate Pollutant Act, known as Senate Bill (SB) 1383. She assists the Counties of Alameda, Monterey, and Santa Clara with their solid waste research, program planning, and technical assistance. She excels in the development of communication materials, such as tailored video and multimedia outreach materials that synthesize technical information in a creative and relatable way for public audiences. She is research oriented, with a strong background in community-based social marketing outreach and education; data gathering and analysis; and project management and implementation. She creates professional-level analytical, programmatic, and administrative spreadsheets for data collection, communication plans, and assessment metrics to rapidly communicate findings to leaders.