Sarah is a former Visiting Fellow of CAW and a current Research Affiliate. She conducts research on environmental and social change in the U.S. West, including rural land use, amenity-based development, nature-based tourism, and public and private land conservation. In addition to her research program, Sarah leads an environmental policy and strategy consulting practice in Boulder. She holds a PhD in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management and a M.A. in Environmental History from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in History and Literature from Harvard University, where she graduated magna cum laude.