Sabrina Pedersen

Environmental Planning Intern

Department: Environment


Sabrina joined MAPC’s Environmental Planning Department in September 2018 as an intern. She assists with data collection for hazard mitigation plans, research for best management practices, urban forestry project, and more. Sabrina previously worked at MAPC in the Clean Energy Department as an intern co-managing the peak electricity demand management program. In her spare time, Sabrina volunteers at the Lowell Telecommunications Corporation for producing and editing video content used to communicate about sustainability in the City of Lowell. She is also a voluntary member leading communications for the Lowell Sustainability Council.

Prior to MAPC, Sabrina served as the first Student Sustainability Liaison for UMass Lowell’s Office of Sustainability. Sabrina exercised her leadership skills further as president of the Undergraduate Society of Science Students in partnership with the Kennedy College of Sciences. She was simultaneously president of the Climate Change Coalition. As the main coordinator for the Lowell campus, Sabrina co-led the UMass Fossil-Free Divestment Campaign until a successful victory in May 2016 when UMass was recorded as the first public university in the nation to fully divest from direct fossil fuel holdings. Sabrina also served on the 2020 Academic Sustainability Committee and Climate Change Initiative Committee to enhance the educative experience of students at UMass Lowell. Sabrina’s dedication to a sustainable future led to her being awarded the Chancellor’s Medal for Student Service and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for the 2017 theme ‘The Fierce Urgency of Now’.

Sabrina holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with minors in Climate Change & Sustainability and Peace & Conflict Studies from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She is currently completing a Masters of Public Administration at UMass Lowell.