Sarah K. Friedman is an experienced energy and environmental strategist, advocate and attorney with strong subject matter expertise in climate, land use, renewable energy and water.
She has deep experience in advocacy, strategy development, negotiations, as well as, building and maintaining diverse, impactful state and local coalitions.
Sarah was a Senior Campaign Representative at the Sierra Club for seven years. She built durable relationships with federal, state and local agencies. In her role at Sierra Club, she worked to protect California's precious lands, wildlife and waters, while also meeting the challenge of developing renewable energy at the scale necessary to curb climate change. This included work to develop, finalize and protect the landmark Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, the defense of California’s desert national monuments, and addressing environmental issues related to the Salton Sea.
Prior to joining the Sierra Club, Sarah worked as an attorney, representing renewable energy developers in the financing and development of wind, solar and geothermal projects.
Sarah holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a bachelor’s from the University of Oregon.