As Sierra Club’s National Program Director, Sarah Hodgdon oversees the organization’s national campaigns including Beyond Coal and Our Wild America, as well as the Club’s political, outings and partnerships programs with labor, environmental justice groups, and youth. To accomplish campaign and programmatic goals, Sarah manages Sierra Club’s teams of lobbyists, organizers, and lawyers. She leads the organization’s Staff Diversity Team and serves on the founding body of the BEA4Impact Initiative, which works to create a more inclusive, connective and winning environmental movement. The Diversity Journal recently called her, “A Woman Worth Watching” for her leadership role at Sierra Club.
Prior to joining Sierra Club, Sarah was Executive Director of Dogwood Alliance, a North Carolina based forest protection organization from 2000-2006. She began her grassroots organizing career in 1993 with Green Corps and also served as Recruitment Director for the group from 1996-2000. She is one of four Green Corps’ graduates to have received the David Brower Alumni Achievement Award.
Sarah has a BA in Comparative Literature from Indiana University as well as a certificate from the university’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and was awarded the McKaig Leadership Award for Outstanding Student Leadership.