Sarah Nelson


Sarah Nelson

Title: Senior Editor

Location: Boulder, CO

Education & Certifications

·      Education: Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Northwestern University
·      Years of Writing: 5+
·      Certifications: Wilderness First Responder, CPR, AIARE Level 1
·      Club or Association Memberships: Colorado Mountain Club, American Alpine Club, Access Fund
·      Previous Publications: Backpacker Magazine

Why I Chose This Career: As a writer and editor for Switchback Travel, I’ve been able to merge my journalism background with my love for the outdoors—a perfect convergence of my expertise and personal passions.

How I Began Career: My first professional writing experience was with Backpacker Magazine in 2016, where I interned during a semester in college. During my time there, I fell in love with the Rocky Mountains and simultaneously committed to pursuing a career in the outdoor industry.

Personal Interests: Rock Climbing, Trail Running, Vanlife, Backpacking, Camping

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