Sarah Thomas-Clayburn has worked for numerous federal and state land management agencies, and previously served as the Public Lands Program Director for Conserve Southwest Utah where she received the Brian O’Donnell Excellence in Conservation Leadership Award from the Conservation Lands Foundation and the Pat von Helf Recognition Award from the Desert Tortoise Council for her work in advancing the protection of the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area. She also served as CSU’s Community Outreach and Partnerships Coordinator where she organized a Ancestral Homelands Conservation Internship program to build community rooted in conservation and increase local awareness for Southern Paiute homelands.

Sarah is a graduate of Utah State University with a B.A. in English, Creative Writing and is passionate about language preservation, food sovereignty and community organizing.