As a Program Associate, Sarah Fingerhood assists CCLR in environmental justice research, community outreach and engagement, and general development of our organization, partnerships, and programs. Sarah recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Communications, Activism, and Advocacy. Her independent study and thesis critically evaluated Web3 and drew on larger theories around how digital design, infrastructure, and governance systems reproduce and amplify existing inequality. Following this, Sarah returned home to the Bay Area and completed a certificate in Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley’s Environmental School of Design, where she honed in her passion to design systems that promote cohesive environmental and social health, resilience, and sustainability for all community members, human and nonhuman alike. Before coming to CCLR, Sarah was a Design, Planning, and Architecture intern for the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department where she mainly worked on groundbreaking equitable park development plans.