2017 Fellows on a field trip during the month-long training program.—Kevin McCann, 2017 Fellow


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Director of Climate Policy and Advocacy at Greenbelt Alliance

San Francisco, California 94131
United States of America

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Chicago, IL 60603
United States of America

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 20433
United States of America

Sarah enjoys bringing together governments, businesses and communities to forge solutions to a changing climate that also improves people’s quality of life, economic prosperity, connection to nature, and resiliency.  In her role at Greenbelt Alliance in the Bay Area leading climate policy and advocacy initiatives, Sarah draws from her prior experiences planning and implementing mitigation and adaptation solutions at international, regional, and local levels. Previously, Sarah managed regional environmental planning efforts in stormwater management, climate resilience, and natural asset management for the Metropolitan Planning Council based in Chicago. She fostered innovative solutions, regional collaboration, and equitable local community engagement - approaches she is passionate to apply in advancing climate-smart development and resiliency across the Bay Area. A native of Chicago, Sarah has also worked in Washington, D.C. for The World Bank in climate-resilient, low-emissions development providing technical assistance for Latin America and the Caribbean region. Sarah holds a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from Colgate University and an M.P.P. concentrating on environmental policy from The University of Maryland School of Public Policy. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and enjoys hiking Bay Area trails, traveling, practicing yoga, and experimenting with new vegetarian recipes.

Interest Areas

Collaboration Interests

climate resilience, natural and working lands, wildfire resilience, smart growth