Juliana Dixon has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, and a master’s degree in Agricultural Development. She has been involved with the Klamath River conflict in Northern California and studied permaculture in Yorkshire, England. Juliana was an invited speaker at the Climate Change and Sustainable Solutions conference in Brussels and offered a natural resource management presentation at Tropentag Germany. Now working on stormwater mitigation in Vermont, Juliana is enjoying empowering citizens to make the changes they want to see in their watersheds.
Rivers and Road Tier III Training, 2019
Launched Salix Solutions, an independent consulting firm offering water quality consulting and
the BLUE Stormwater management certification program, 2019
Participated in the Vermont Dam Task Force (1 yr), 2018
Natural Shoreland Erosion Control Certificate (current certificate holder), 2017
Invited to join U.S. delegation to Cuba, agro-ecology, 2017
Became the manager of the BLUE stormwater certification program, 2016
Joined the Clean Water Advisory Committee (current member), 2016
Elected President, Erasmus Mundus Association, 2016
Conducted cyanobacteria testing for Sand Bar State Park, 2015
Invited Speaker, Innovation in Education Conference, 2013
Researcher, Klamath River Water Conflict, 2006
Sarah completed her doctorate at the University of Vermont in Ecological Landscape Design and Environmental Governance in the Spring of 2018. She focused her work on bottom-up adaptive solutions including Green Stormwater Infrastructure and healthy agricultural soils, as strategies to protect Lake Champlain Basin. Sarah also holds a Master of Science in the Agriculture, Food, and Environment program and a Water: Systems, Science and Society certificate from Tufts University and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Food Policy where she concentrated her studies on Natural Resource Conservation and Food Security. Beyond her work studying Lake Champlain, Sarah’s pursuit of water quality, agroforestry, and conservation projects have taken her to Guatemala, the Andean Mountains in Ecuador, and the Bahamas. She has a variety of experiences teaching high school and college students, and has also had the opportunity to develop lessons and courses focused on water resource protection and conservation for multiple ages. She recently completed stormwater assessments and Green Stormwater Infrastructure recommendations for four schools in New York and Vermont.
Suni has had many exciting ventures in her life from healthcare to finance and now, environmental stewardship. She loves being outside with her hands in the dirt, or just sitting and appreciating nature. Suni has a long history of administrative and program management, with degrees in Business Administration and Communication. She has recently come on the BLUE team to provide an additional layer of support for our outreach and administration.
In addition to longer term business development, Suni will be taking over the role of monitoring the email inbox, coordinating booking requests, weekly evaluation confirmation calling, and evaluation follow-up support. She is very excited to be able to use her skills to help improve the health of our water.