Sierra is a lover of all wild foods, cooking, and travel. Especially in the PNW where wild mushrooms, amazing restaurants and beautiful hikes abound.
Although Sierra grew up in Oregon, she had the opportunity to visit different countries through school and family. Luckily, she and her little sister are both fluent Spanish speakers and were able to translate for their parents when living abroad.
During university in Colorado, Sierra double majored in Anthropology and International Relations. Skiing most weekends in the winter and nannying during the summers. After university, Sierra ventured to Madrid, Spain to study at Le Cordon Bleu, completing a Master Diploma in Spanish cuisine.
With a passion for social justice and advocacy, Sierra volunteered with VOZ Workers’ Rights Education Project for several months. Later, she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA at School’s Out Washington, working to increase access to afterschool and summer meals for youth. While serving her community, Sierra also volunteered on the Ambassador Board at Friends of the Children – Seattle. She's currently very proud to be working for Friends of the Children - Seattle.
Sierra loves Friends of the Children because you see the immediate and long-term positive impact professional mentoring can have on youth and through them, the community. She loves seeing the comradery and deep caring between youth, their families, and mentors. It’s incredible to get to work with the community to make it a place where everyone can thrive. Plus, the staff, families, and youth are AWESOME ❤️