Sierra Killian

Former Stanford in Government summer fellow

Specialties: Environmental Law and Policy

Sierra works with a variety of projects at COS, ranging in topic from small-scale fisheries to coastal adaptation policy. She is a rising senior at Stanford studying Earth Systems, an interdisciplinary environmental science program, and is planning to pursue a career in environmental policy. Prior to coming to COS, she interned at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Environment and Natural Resources Division and with environmental nonprofits in Chile and the San Juan Islands in Washington state. More recently, she sailed from Tahiti to American Samoa with the Stanford at SEA program. During the program, she studied the distribution and ingestion of plastics in the South Pacific subtropical gyre.