Sarah grew up in São Paulo, Brazil, but spent most of her childhood weekends visiting her extended family in their rural town. She spent a lot of time running around the farm where her grandfather operated an apiary and honey house and her dad kept a small orchard, livestock, and a commercial vermiculture facility.
After college, Sarah intended to spend just one season as a farmworker at Groundswell Community Farm in Zeeland, Michigan. She stayed on as a manager of Groundswell for two more years, at which point she decided pursue a career in farming.
In 2013, Sarah became the manager of the University of Washington Student Farm, a 1.5 acre market garden in Seattle. She joined the SOF in 2017. Sarah especially enjoys seeing students apply their academic studies to their efforts on the farm, while gaining new skills and a deeper understanding of sustainable food systems.