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Undergraduate Institution

University of Arizona


Grape Solar Inc


PV Sales Account Executive

Current Location

Eugene, OR


Frederick, MD

Personal Interests

  • Hiking
  • cooking
  • playing guitar
  • gardening

Professional Interests

  • Agriculture, Horticulture, and Gardening
  • Conservation
  • Energy and Climate
  • Journalism, Communications, Outreach
  • Social Entrepreneurship or Sustainable Business
  • Social/Environmental Justice and Equity


  • Positivity
  • Adaptability
  • Empathy
  • Communication
  • Analytical

My name is Sandy! I was born and raised in Frederick, Maryland and moved to Tucson, Arizona for college in 2012. I graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources in May 2016. After graduating, I decided to move to Eugene, Oregon and found work in sales for a small business called Grape Solar Inc. I have since become a Sales Account Executive and fulfill a variety of roles at the company. I am actively seeking employment and/or education more relevant to my true passions and career goals. I am passionate about education, outreach, and minority inclusion in conservation. I hope to one day blend my personal interests of cooking and gardening with my professional interests of communication, social justice, agriculture, and sustainable business. I believe that habits in conservation and sustainability truly lead to a better livelihood and enhanced state of well-being, but this may not be inherently obvious to many individuals. Through demonstrating approaches to more sustainable living, my goal is to get people just as excited about conservation and sustainability as I am.

I am so enthralled to be a part of the DDCSP alumni network, and I'm very happy that my involvement with the program did not end with the internship. DDCSP was a life-changing part of my undergraduate education. I am very excited to reconnect with some familiar faces, and meet many new ones at the Alumni Leadership Conference in March!