Sarah A. Salem is a systems thinker with a passion for equitable and sustainable development and in finding solutions that benefit the whole, rather than any one part. Sarah comes from a diverse background with experience in development, farming, start-ups, finance, community organizing, and the retail environment, which lends to her transdisciplinary approach to work and learning. Growing up in the Hudson Valley, Sarah has developed a strong affinity towards the community and in making the City of Poughkeepsie and the Greater Hudson Valley a more desirable place to live, work, and play, now and for years to come, for current and future residents.