Sara Fralin is a 4th generation Canadian, born and raised in Vancouver on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples. Sara’s Jewish ancestors escaped the Pogroms of Russia and arrived in Canada in 1923 as refugee immigrants. Sara is grateful to live on the unceded, ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəjˀəm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil Waututh) Nations.
Sara’s appreciation for nature led her to pursue a Master of Arts degree in Sustainability Studies from Trent University, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Environment Studies from the University of Victoria.
Sara currently works with the Aboriginal Housing Management Association as an Energy Advisor for Indigenous Housing. She works to support peer learning and share success stories among Indigenous housing providers in B.C. to improve sustainability, reduce energy use and build capacity in energy management.
Sara has worked in the cleantech sector since 2014. She has experience in renewable energy generation, electric vehicles, climate change adaptation, and green building.