Sara is a settler scholar of Ashkenazi Jewish and Swedish descent. Sara grew up on the ancestral territory of the Coast Miwok people in California, and she holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the CCJ, she was a Killam Postdoctoral Fellow in UBC Geography, a Simons Postdoctoral Fellow in the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, and a Fellow with the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Her research has examined the social histories and political economy of ecosystem management; justice claims in industrial and energy transitions; and the labour politics of environmental stewardship. As Senior Research Manager for the CCJ, Sara works with CCJ leadership, faculty, and students to develop and implement the Centre’s overall strategy and to support new and established research relationships. When not at the CCJ, she can usually be found sewing, knitting, or respectfully foraging with her son for wild foods and plant dyes. Sara strives to be a good guest while living and working on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Peoples.