Climate Policy Strategist
Sandra Lupien is awestruck by California’s forests, mountains, coasts, rivers, and wildlife. That love affair, combined with one for the Great Lakes of her native Michigan, drove her to become an advocate for policies and practices that promote sustainable communities, environmental health, and climate protection. An independent climate & environmental policy & communications consultant, Sandra has two decades of diverse leadership experience in the non-profit and public sectors at the local, regional, and national levels; she has also worked as a public radio news anchor, as a theater performer, director, and producer, and as the co-owner a small business that transformed drought- and beetle-killed Sierra Nevada pine into furniture. Sandra has a Master of Public Policy from University of California, Berkeley, where she researched forest resilience, sea-level rise preparedness, and urban climate resilience and adaptation. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Management/Organization Behavior and Leadership from University of San Francisco. In addition to serving on the WEN Board of Directors, Sandra is a member of the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts Forestry Committee, and the Advisory Board of Terra Cultura.