|Languages spoken:||English (native), Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (proficient)|
Sarah is a member of the team developing of LandScale, an emerging tool to help drive landscape-scale sustainability. She leads Verra’s work with in-country partners to pilot test LandScale in Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru, serving as a liaison between the global and local levels to ensure the pilots and the global framework development process feed into each other. She is also leading exploration of additional testing opportunities for LandScale in new contexts and geographies.
Prior to Verra, Sarah worked at the national REDD+ focal point in the Ministry of Environment in Peru to design and implement cross-sectoral institutional reforms to reduce deforestation and meet international carbon finance commitments. Sarah has also worked at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C. and Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales in Lima, Peru, where she worked with consumer and citizen interest groups to improve natural resource governance.
She has a MESc from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and has a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Chicago.