Sara is Senior Regional Director for the Pacific and Southeast regions. She has been with The Wilderness Society (TWS) since 2003 and has held a variety of leadership positions within the organization including California/Nevada Regional Director and Vice President for Regional Conservation. Prior to joining TWS, Sara was an environmental advisor to U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer in Washington, D.C., working on a broad range of natural resource, legislative and administrative issues. Her other professional experience includes working in legislative affairs for the National Wildlife Federation and the World Wildlife Fund on federal land and wildlife policy. Sara earned an undergraduate degree in biopsychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in environmental science from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment. She grew up in New England, spent about 10 years working in Washington D.C., and now lives in the San Francisco Bay area. She enjoys hiking and other outdoor adventures with her husband and two children.