As an independent consultant in Washington DC, Sarah has most recently worked for The Alice Ferguson Foundation engaging large businesses in the “Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative”- a comprehensive framework of community partnerships working towards a trash-free Potomac River by 2013.
From 2002 to 2006, Sarah was at Conservation International working in the Center for Environmental Leadership in Business (CELB). Sarah focused in the Caribbean and Andes regions on tourism destination partnerships, engaging major cruise lines, hotels, and outbound tour operators to address local sustainability issues. A global focus for Sarah was encouraging marine recreation providers to improve their environmental performance. She also managed the creation of sustainability guidelines for the siting, design, and construction of hotels and resorts.
Before CELB, Sarah worked at the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES) for three years, where she launched the Green Hotel Initiative—catalyzing the hotel industry to improve its environmental performance through market demand and disclosure. Sarah also managed the development of sustainability reporting guidelines for the tour operator industry under the Global Reporting Initiative. Sarah graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Natural Resources.