Sarah Lillie Anderson is Senior Manager of Tree Equity at American Forests. Her work focuses on delivering benefits of healthy urban forests to communities historically left out of receiving them. Via the Tree Equity: Career Pathways initiative, Sarah facilitates capacity-building activities for pre-employment programs that build and retain a diverse, qualified, and representative workforce.
Previously, she ran Lillie Leaf Solutions, a consulting firm that helped urban greening stakeholders address equity, access, inclusion, and justice in their work. Sarah and her team at Lillie Leaf currently served as the project lead of the Growing Tree Canopy Through Environmental Justice project which helps to build community capacity for planting and caring for trees in systemically disenfranchised Chesapeake Bay Region communities. Sarah has a dual Bachelor’s degree in Urban & Environmental Studies and a certificate in Geographic Information Systems from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master’s degree in Public Administration from Bowie State University.