Sierra Deak grew up in San Diego, CA and received her B.S. in Cellular/Developmental Biology and B.A. in Philosophy from UC Santa Barbara. As an undergrad, Sierra spent her time working in a cell biology research lab, creating illustrations for the campus newspaper, and pursuing modern dance and aerial silks performance opportunities. Fueled by her passion for ethics and sustainability, she moved to Oregon to pursue public interest law and policy. She is excited to join Land Air Water as a 1L content representative and is looking forward to helping organize PIELC this year! Fun fact: Sierra recently hiked the John Muir Trail from Mt. Whitney to Yosemite and hopes to thru-hike similar trails in the future!