Born in Atlantic Canada, Sara has alternated her career between the non-profit and public sectors, focusing on the intersection between politics, economic development and environmental resource management.
As a student she helped to create Engineers Without Borders. She then served as the national water campaigner of the Council of Canadians, Canada’s largest public interest group, where she became a vocal advocate for public water management and protection of the Great Lakes.
As a public servant, Sara managed the Alberta Government’s first policy team dedicated to oil sands environmental management, and also served on the G20 Finance Ministers Expert Group on Climate Change Financing in the lead up to the Copenhagen Climate Accord and launch of the Green Climate Fund.
Most recently, Sara served as a Community Relations Officer to the Premier of Nova Scotia in the province’s first New Democratic government.
Sara has been recognized for her achievements by the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, Action Canada, and Canada’s Public Policy Forum. She has degrees in engineering from the University of Waterloo and in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Sara recently relocated to Stockholm, Sweden to join the Global Water Partnership, an intergovernmental organization dedicated to building a water secure world.