Sarah Quintal grew up in the countryside of rural New York, which instilled in her in a love of nature and creativity. Innately curious, Sarah’s hands-on approach to learning has resulted in a diverse history. After obtaining a degree in Religious Studies and Asian Languages and Cultures from Hobart and William Smith in 2005, she held various positions including as an advertising agency copywriter, National Park Service visitor use assistant, freelance writer, apprentice farmer, AmeriCorps VISTA member, and as a program manager at a resettlement agency designed to help refugees gain self- sufficiency.
Since 2013, Sarah has worked in marketing/communications at Ecology and Environment, Inc., (E&E) in Buffalo, New York. From building brand awareness, to targeted marketing, to proposal management, she advances opportunities at every stage of the B2B sales cycle, working with teams across energy, water, restoration, environmental assessment, planning, and engineering/remediation sectors.
Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability Reporting and Certification, Supply Chain, Circular Economy, Waste Diversion, Community Resiliency, Renewable Energy
Master of Environmental Management, 2019
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Environmental Leadership Program
Internet Marketing Certificate, 2016
JB Media Institute
Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 2005
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Majors: Religious Studies and Asian Languages and Cultures
Phi Beta Kappa
Proposals Management/Marketing/Communications, Ecology and Environment, Inc.
From building brand awareness, to multi-channel marketing campaigns, to proposal management, I work closely with business development teams across energy, water, restoration, environmental assessment, planning, and engineering/remediation sectors to advance diverse opportunities. Lead teams in developing winning value propositions for proposals from $10K to $40M, and for clients ranging from the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority to The Nature Conservancy to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to private developers. 80% win rate. Drive collaboration among multidisciplinary leadership—including planners, engineers, and restoration specialists—to develop content—website, online, print, white papers, etc.—that increases brand engagement, improves customer retention, and advances opportunities. Key player in the re-design of www.ene.com; managed case studies and integrated best practices for SEO. 2013 – Present
Match Grant Coordinator, Journey’s End Refugee Services
Developed, administrated, and implemented federally funded program designed to promote early self-sufficiency of refugees through financial, educational, and employment assistance. Drastically increased program size, service capacity, and standards; grew the program by 100%, elevated enrollment from 25% to 75% of incoming clients, and hired, trained, and supervised new program staff. Reached federal $2:$1 match ceiling and leveraged resulting annual ~$300K to build out and expand volunteer and donor support and engage asylum cases. 2010 – 2013
Refugee Initiatives Associate, Buffalo State College Volunteer & Service-Learning Center
Worked to drive campus volunteerism and service-learning programming in coursework for mutual academic-community benefit. Built/coordinated mutually beneficial partnerships between college faculty and community organizations to engage over 500 students in semester-long service projects with over 100 community partner sites. Managed the College’s first Alternative Spring Break volunteer program. Key contributor to design, marketing, and implementation of Refugee Awareness Project, a multi-event education series aimed at increasing student understanding of/engagement with refugee communities. Earned the 2011 SUNY Outstanding Student Affairs Program and Buffalo State President’s Council on Equity and Diversity Award. 2009 – 2010
Writing/Journalism, Buffalo Spree Magazine, Artvoice, Studio One Networks (2005 – 2014), Eric Mower and Associates (2005-2006)
Published editorial features on topics like urban farming, car sharing, refugee cooking, green building, food politics, and music. Developed creative copy and multi-platform marketing materials for a diverse range of clients including National Fuel, Fisher-Price, First Niagara, Sorrento Cheese, and area nonprofits for varied audiences, including B2C, B2B, and professional trade publications.
Member, Volunteer Michigan Riley Farm, The Farmer Pirates
Board Member, Urban Roots
Marketing Committee, West Side Bazaar
Member (2018), Intern (2009), People United For Sustainable Housing
Board Member, Nickel City Housing Cooperative
Project Manager, Writer Rentegrity, Project AT&T Civic App Competition
3rd place (2014)
12 years’ experience that combines proposal management and marketing for environmental consulting, nonprofit program management, and volunteer/ donor solicitation and engagement. Proven track record in developing winning value propositions with a penchant for strategic planning and relationship building among public and private sectors. Passion for community and industry sustainability.
Business / Industry
Entrepreneur / Start-up
Non-profit / NGO
Research Institute / Think Tank
State / Local Government