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Outreach and Engagement • She her hers


SarahDawn was a student volunteer in 2005, student staff as the volunteer coordinator and the outreach and engagement coordinator 06-08 and a founding member of the CU Environmental Justice committee (aka Assembly for Sustainability and Equity), and has been full time staff since January 2009 in the same role. 

SD has helped produce large conferences, events of every size, supported zero waste events, trained and supervised many thousands of volunteers, and supervised nearly a hundred student staff. 

She advises many campus clubs, and offers support to class cohorts, projects, and interns on a variety of sustainability topics. Her campus committees include Tree Campus USA and Outreach and Engagement Professional Network. 

Her passions are focused on just sustainability and works professionally and personally on anti-racism, indigenous rights, diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Her free time is spent volunteering with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers training crew leaders, cooking, and leading restoration and trail projects; organizing on housing justice in the city; and sits on the Executive Committee for the Indian Peaks Group of the Sierra Club.