Sarah was born and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She first joined SCA in 2007 when she interned at the Great Smoky Mountain National Park as an environmental educator. In 2009, she worked as a Fire Prevention Intern at the San Carlos Apache Reservation, where she received her wildland fire red card certification and had many enriching experiences, both on and off the reservation. She continued to broaden her SCA experiences in Pittsburgh where she went to college. In college, she maintained several SCA positions with the Pittsburgh office, including Trailblazer Leader, Conservation Leadership Corps Leader, and 2 consecutive summers as a Summer City Crew Leader.
She graduated in 2010 from Chatham University with a degree in Environmental Science. She was the vice president of her University’s environmental club. In 2009, she traveled abroad to Belize and Guatemala to study the rainforest biology and the ancient Mayan ruins. Her highest accomplishment was completing her college tutorial, Mapping and Surveying Community Gardens in Pittsburgh, skillfully integrating GPS and GIS to provide maps of community gardens for the city of Pittsburgh.
In 2011, she moved to a sustainable urban homestead located in Asheville, NC and worked on a sustainable farm in Leicester, NC. On the farm she cultivated organic vegetables, sold produce at local markets, and fed/milked livestock.
Her hobbies include biking, yoga, making people laugh, cooking, traveling, gardening, camping, reading and hiking.