Sarah Mendoza was born and raised in the suburbs Northern New Jersey. She came to love and appreciate the outdoors while participating in cross country in high school. She graduated from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey with a B.S. in Biology in 2012. Sarah came to the Great Basin Institute in 2015 as a crew member with the Nevada Conservation Corps and instantly fell in love with the work and the NCC’s mission. Sarah continued her time with the NCC through the Leadership Development Program, and as a crew lead then crew supervisor, spent two summers leading a trail crew at Great Basin National Park as well as trail and restoration crews based out of Las Vegas. She is now the Recruitment and Compliance Coordinator for the NCC program. In her free time, Sarah enjoys hiking, backpacking, road tripping, running, and reading works by J.R.R. Tolkien.