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Executive Director

Contact: Sierra@sdsvp.org

Phone: (858) 412-5331 ext. 701

Before joining SVP, Sierra spent several years living in Nairobi, Kenya, helping to start, scale and then manage a national public health program with the nonprofit Deworm the World Initiative. As a result of the successful implementation of this program, 5.9 million children were dewormed annually, dramatically improving their health and educational outcomes.

A fanatic for working in nonprofits and with the interesting and passionate people that they attract, Sierra has held leadership roles in microfinance organizations, in refugee services, and business development programs in Latin America, and East Africa.

Sierra was the 2011 recipient of the Luther Gulick Scholarship for Leadership on International Issues. She co-chairs the board of the Karen Organization of San Diego, a local nonprofit supporting refugees from Myanmar.

Sierra has a young daughter who already likes riding along during family hikes and while exploring all that San Diego has to offer. Sierra has a BA in International Studies from University of California, San Diego and a Master in Public Administration from New York University.


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