Sarah Parkes began working with the River Parkway Trust as a college intern in September 2006. On her second day, the San Joaquin River Restoration settlement agreement was announced, and she helped put together a press conference. Since becoming part of the regular staff in 2007, Sarah has worked in various capacities including outreach and media relations, Parties for the Parkway, and fund development. Sarah recently became the Trust's new Director of Annual Giving following 5 years as Program Director. Sarah is responsible for donor relations and fund developments for the Trust's operations and programs. She holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology and the National American Humanics Certification in non-profit management, and she received the President’s award for her work as an intern with the Trust.