Sara Russell is a native Californian and Brownfields Project Manager at EPA's Pacific Southwest Region 9's office in San Francisco. She is responsible for brownfield grants in San Joaquin Valley and southern California. Sara also works on smart growth initiatives including the HUD/DOT/EPA Sustainable Communities Partnership. Sara has worked at EPA for over 10 years including positions as the Local Government Liaison and Pollution Prevention Program Manager at the State of Hawaii's Environmental Department. Sara received a MPA from the University of Southern California, a BA from Mills College and was a Coro Foundation Fellow in St. Louis, Missouri. Outside of work, Sara can be found volunteering with Boy Scouts with her husband and sons.