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Sarah Porter

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In January 2015, Sarah Porter was named inaugural director of the Kyl Center for Water Policy. Part of Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy, the Kyl Center promotes research, analysis, collaboration and open dialogue to build consensus in support of sound water stewardship solutions for Arizona and the West. Sarah came to the Kyl Center from the National Audubon Society, where she served as the Arizona state director and led Audubon’s Western Rivers Project, a multistate initiative focusing on protecting and restoring important river habitats in the Intermountain West. Before joining the staff of Audubon in 2006, Sarah spent fourteen years as an attorney in private practice, specializing in complex commercial litigation. She serves on the University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center’s External Advisory Council, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board and several community boards. A native of Phoenix, Sarah received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her J.D. from Arizona State University College of Law.


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