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.
Outside of work, Sarah plays badminton and is actively involved in the co-op community, primarily with urban farms in the Farmer Pirates Cooperative and as a founding member of the first worker co-operative bakery in Buffalo. A lover of wit and words, she finds nothing beats the expression on a friend’s face after a good pun.