About Sarah's Work

Dr. Sarah Reed is Executive Director of the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation, a results-driven family foundation that invests in individuals and organizations to drive positive environmental change. Through fellowships and grants, the foundation supports a network of more than 700 Switzer Fellows who are emerging leaders in environmental science, policy, and justice. Sarah is also an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University, where she works with communities and government agencies to apply conservation science to land-use planning and natural resource management decisions. Sarah is the recipient of a Smith Conservation Research Fellowship and Switzer Environmental Fellowship, and she recently served on the global Board of Governors of the Society for Conservation Biology. In her free time, Sarah enjoys growing and cooking food, traveling and recreating with her spouse and dogs, and serving as a mentor and foster parent for teenagers.