Sarah Perez is a Planner dedicated to creating a healthier and more sustainable environment that improves the quality of life of all communities, especially diverse and underserved ones. She has extensive experience in environmental justice work and has served in various roles within the academic, private, and non-profit sectors. Sarah specializes in community engagement, climate resiliency, and environmental justice. She believes in uplifting the voices of frontline communities to better inform policy and build a more resilient future.
Sarah graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in Public Affairs and minors in Environmental Systems and Society and Global Studies. As part of her degree, Sarah was selected to be an Environmental Justice Fellow where she interned with Pacoima Beautiful, an environmental justice non-profit in the Southern California region. She aided in advancing their Shutdown Whiteman Airport Campaign through research into aviation accidents, noise pollution, and environmental and health impacts of leaded aviation fuel. Sarah was awarded the Chancellor's Service Award for her work in the LA region.