Community Outreach Associate for the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, EPA Regions 3 and 4
Sierra Taliaferro is a Community Outreach Associate with our pro bono capacity-building technical assistance program. Sierra concentrates on creating new and deeper connections between communities of color and low-income communities in EPA Regions 3 and 4, EPA alumni with decades of expertise, and other allies to provide assistance to community identified projects.
Sierra has nine years of strategic planning experience with various community organizations in Milwaukee and South Florida. She led, co-led, and implemented outdoor education and outreach ranging from county parks and green spaces to non-profit organizations and commons. In addition, she worked in project development and implementation of water and environmental conservation issues at the local level. Sierra is also the founder of The Green Obsidian, a social media platform designed to bring awareness to diversity within environmental conservation. As a professional millennial and climate change maker, she hopes to continue to make herself an advocate for diversity in conservation and to emphasize the importance of our natural resources surrounding our urban environments.
Sierra has a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Environmental Science from Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. She is currently based in South Florida where she enjoys the thrills of exploring the outdoors, birding, and traveling.