Program Staff Assistant
Sara Vargas joined the IAF in September 2020 after completing her Peace Corps service in Panama, during which she focused on environmental education and sustainable community development. Previously, she interned at the Environmental Justice and Tribal Affairs Division at the California Environmental Protection Agency, and participated in community organizing around climate change education and advocacy in northern and southern California. Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, Sara has always had a passion for community service and environmental justice, and has used filmmaking and photography to engage in environmental social activism in her home country. She received her B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Environmental Studies from the University of California-San Diego. In her free time, Sara enjoys reading, photography, watching films, and dancing.