Currently, Sara is a Masters of the Environment student at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU). She is working with two other graduate students from her program on a year-long capstone project with the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA). They are developing two papers on the health benefits of outdoor recreation and how they can be used to shape new policies. Her work involves conducting interviews with a variety of stakeholders in business, conservation and healthcare, while synthesizing current research to develop policy recommendations at the state and national level. In the past, Sara has spent time working as an outdoor educator and camp director in Michigan, Alaska and California. She hopes to continue working in the outdoor industry after graduating from CU this December, and use her skills and knowledge developed at OIA to advocate for increased access and utilization of the outdoors.