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Sarah Merner has roots going back several generations in the Pacific Northwest, and she has been a Seattle resident for 40 years. She holds two masters degrees from the University of Washington, one in English literature and the other in library and information science. She has worked as a community college teacher, as a manager in the travel industry, as an ESL educator, and as a librarian.
Sarah has worked many hours as a volunteer with the Seattle Public Library, Seattle Shakespeare, YouthCare, Washington Conservation Voters, UW Arboretum, and Mountains to Sound Greenway. Her passions are teaching kids about nature and getting everyone — most of all children — into the out-of-doors. Over the last 20 years, Sarah has taken a deep interest in environmental concerns, including youth outdoor education, climate change, and conservation of wild lands. She spends her free time reading, cooking, knitting, and gardening, and she loves to spend time outdoors hiking, cross-country skiing, botanizing, and birding.