In Spotlights

sarahcanniffSarah became a WEN member in 2011 and has been a co-organizer of WEN’s Green Reads book club since January.  She currently works as a Project Manager for AEI Consultants, an environmental and engineering consulting firm, evaluating potential environmental impacts of current and historic property use in the Northern California Region.  Sarah earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and is passionate about enjoying the outdoors, long-distance running, and working to reduce our impact through awareness, conservation, and use of renewable resources.

How long have you been a WEN member?

I first joined WEN in October 2011, and started attending the Green Reads book club when it began in early 2012.  In January, Simone Brant and I took over as co-organizers for Green Reads.  I enjoy scouring the libraries and book stores for up to date, entertaining and enlightening books on a variety of topics.
What do you like best about being part of WEN?I have met and continue to meet like-minded, inspiring women that have a passion for the world around us and the things they can do to make it better.  These women also make great friends!
Tell us more about yourself.Before moving to the Bay Area, I attended college in St. Louis, and spent my childhood years in a small town in Michigan as well as Windsor, Ontario.  I enjoy watching hockey and have always loved living near a shoreline.
What are some of your other activities?Most of my time is currently dedicated to training for my first full marathon… but when I’m not running, I love to plan trips around the Bay Area and Northern California to soak in all that it has to offer!
What environmental issues are of most concern to you?
I wish that more people would take an interest in learning how our actions affect the world around us – whether it is the waste we produce, the emissions we generate, or the food we eat.  On top of focusing my career towards clean-up efforts and renewable alternatives, I work to inspire my non-environmentally inclined friends and family, one food scrap at a time!