Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability, Environmental Science and Policy, and the Office of Sustainability
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Sarah graduated from Skidmore College in 2007 with a degree in Environmental Studies.
She joined the CEEDS team in the Fall of 2011 and has been happily providing administrative support, coordinating events, and working with students ever since. She is based in CEEDS but also supports the Environmental Science and Policy Program, as well as the Office of Sustainability.
Sarah grew up in the Pioneer Valley but spent a few years away living and working in her adopted city of Philadelphia. While in Philadelphia she served as an Americorps VISTA at the Delaware Center for Horticulture (TheDCH), a non-profit greening organization. As a VISTA she built community gardens, taught gardening classes in a women’s prison, and led a summer leadership camp for city youth. She stayed on at TheDCH following her year of service working as their Reentry Program Coordinator, which allowed her the opportunity to teach incarcerated and recently released women about the field of horticulture.
Sarah is passionate about sustainable food (and excited about CEEDS’ Sustainable Food Concentration!) and in 2009 co-founded Farm51, a small scale urban growing venture in her West Philadelphia neighborhood. While she is happily back in the Pioneer Valley, Farm51 is now entering its third growing season under the management of the original co-founder and continues to make healthy food widely accessible and affordable.
In her spare time Sarah milks cows at Chase Hill Farm, a grass fed dairy operation in Warwick, MA specializing in raw milk and cheese.