SPP Operations Coordinator
Master of Environmental Studies Program, The Evergreen State College

Sarah was born and raised in the South Puget Sound, spending most of her youth in the small town of Roy. Most of her childhood was spent boating on the Puget Sound, making trips to Mt. Rainier, and camping in Eastern Washington, all of which fostered a love of the natural world. Originally majoring in Archaeology as an undergraduate, an introductory class in geology shifted her focus towards the natural sciences and led her to pursue an undergraduate degree in Geology from Western Washington University.

Before beginning the MES program at Evergreen, Sarah spent over 10 years working with non-profit organizations around the Puget Sound region, helping run their annual fundraiser events and galas. The non-profits had a wide range of missions, allowing her to meet many people across all paths of life who are passionate about their causes. These experiences were truly inspiring, showing how real people can bring about change through collective actions. Joining the team at SPP-Evergreen has allowed Sarah to combine her passions for helping both people and the environment. Sarah is a land steward volunteer with the Capitol Land Trust and is currently studying invasive plant species for her thesis research.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her two kids – crafting, nature walks, baking, and in general just making messes.