Sarah Sussman

Forest Restoration Technician

Sarah grew up in Atlanta, GA., spending time with her family hiking & camping in Western North Carolina, fostering her love for the natural world. After her family moved to Bryson City, NC. Sarah attended Appalachian State University, where she received a B.S in Sustainable Development: Environmental Studies and a certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). After graduating from App State, Sarah wanted to give back to the places that inspired her to pursue a career path in the environmental field. She served with the Student Conservation Association in the Catskills, and two AmeriCorps terms with Conserving Carolina and Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy in Asheville, NC. While in AmeriCorps, Sarah gained experience in land management and stewardship activities. She also earned her Pesticide Applicator License in 2021. Sarah’s hobbies include running, hiking, photography, and embroidery.