Savannah Pearson


Savannah Pearson is Program Coordinator at the Center for Sustainable Development. 

Savannah graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University, where she studied the intersections between sustainable development, eco-theory, and storytelling. She received her B.A. in Comparative Literature and Society and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society in May of 2020. As an undergraduate, Savannah worked as a coordinator for Community Lunch Soup Kitchen and Extinction Rebellion.

In 2019, Savannah completed research at the Human Rights Institute for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, tracking the evolution of human rights discourse over the course of the 20th and 21st centuries. She also worked for the NGO, Refugee Info Bus, providing emergency services for refugee communities in Calais. During the 2020 election, she analyzed hundreds of environmental policy rollbacks to help prepare action items for the Biden Administration. 

Savannah is originally from St. Petersburg, Florida, but has lived and worked in Spain, Colombia, and Ecuador. She has a background in creative writing, and most of her stories address environmental themes. She is interested in how storytelling may function to increase climate literacy and inspire collective action.