Biography

Sarah takes time to go the extra mile, listening to clients' needs and providing both an answer and why it matters.

She is versatile, adaptable, and a quick learner, which allows her to manage many different types of issues. She has experience in air and water issues, and, in particular, has followed the "Waters of the U.S." rulemaking closely.

Prior to joining Beveridge & Diamond, Sarah worked at the Lower Colorado River Authority, where she helped identify applicable local, state, and federal environmental regulations for the development of transmission and telecommunication facilities, which helped to properly budget time and finances for capital projects. She also helped structure a three-part transaction for loaning water conservation equipment to local entities to maximize the value of the equipment.

During law school, she worked as a law clerk in the Environmental Protection Division of the Texas Attorney General's Office, where she participated in cases relating to solid waste enforcement and underground storage tanks. In addition, Sarah worked as a research associate at the Vermont Law School Center for Agriculture & Food Systems, where she additionally served as a student clinician in the Center's National Gleaning Project. She also worked in the school's Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic.

Sarah's experience also includes:

  • Developing guidance on county and municipal regulatory authority.
  • Assisting with settlement proceedings involving wastewater discharge permits.
  • Preparing legal research on the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and other environmental statutes.
  • Outlining the regulatory scheme for and advising project managers on the USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program.

Sarah is passionate about environmental law because every day is different as our understanding of the environment constantly changes, and because environmental law provides an avenue to turn complex problems into opportunities. Outside the office, she loves to walk her dog, hike, cook, and garden.

Education

  • Southwestern University  (B.A., magna cum laude, 2014)
    • International Studies; Environmental Studies
    • Hatton W. Sumners Scholar
  • Vermont Law School  (summa cum laude, 2018)
    • John Delemarre Award
    • Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, Managing Editor

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Professional Affiliations

  • ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Science & Technology Committee, Vice Chair (2018– present)

Community Involvement

During law school, she worked as a garden harvester at a New Hampshire family resort, Loch Lyme Lodge. Before law school, she worked as the Coordinator of Civic Engagement at Southwestern University where she co-led a week-long trip to the Gila National Forest with 20 college students.