Sarah Martik
Year
2019
Chapter

Sarah Martik serves as the Campaign Manager at the Center for Coalfield Justice, an environmental justice nonprofit serving Washington and Greene Counties in Pennsylvania. As part of her work, she advocates for the welfare of communities impacted by fossil fuel extraction and for policies that promote a just transition into a clean economy while supporting impacted residents. Her work leads her to participate in coalitions such as the Alliance for Appalachia and Break Free From Plastics and to partner with grassroots organizations in the greater Pittsburgh region. Her professional values of equity, justice, and integrity are informed by her personal values and drive the projects she tackles.

Sarah is a resident of California, Pennsylvania, a small town approximately 30 miles from Pittsburgh. She lived for a period of time in Boston as she worked for Boston Ballet, but her career path brought her home to southwestern PA. She attended California University of Pennsylvania and earned her B.A. in Theatre and Spanish while completing requirements for the Honors Program. Through her undergraduate program, Sarah spent two summers teaching English in an elementary school in Santiago, Chile and helped run a theatre summer camp for local children at the Mon Valley Performing Arts Academy. A strong believer in lifelong learning, she is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration and Policy from American University.

When she is not working or studying, Sarah loves spending time with her niece and nephews and going on walks with her “fur niece,” her sister’s lab/pitbull mix named Willow.