Sarah Thomas-Clayburn directs Conserve Southwest Utah’s Ancestral Homelands Conservation Internship program which aims to build youth and student community rooted in conservation and to increase local awareness that public lands are Southern Paiute homelands.

Sarah 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 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.