Sierra Dakin Kuiper

Senior Associate

Sierra is a Senior Associate for the Environment Practice. She plays a leadership role in business development and grant-writing and supports the work of the forest campaigns through project management and research.

Sierra holds an MA in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from Brandeis University. Her master’s research explored social dimensions of land management practices related to large landscape conservation initiatives in North America using ethnographic methods. Sierra also earned a BA with Great Distinction from the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada and a Certificate in Mountain Adventure Skills Training from the College of the Rockies in British Columbia, Canada. She has presented her research at TedX and on panels at several academic conferences.

Prior to Waxman, Sierra worked for five years as a Park Ranger in the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, generating impactful messaging and inspiring thousands of visitors to connect with the area’s rich cultural and natural resources on ranger-led programs. She has also served as a Board Fellow on the Land’s Sake Board of Directors and a Community Advisor for the Harvard University’s Graduate Commons Program. Sierra has also worked for the Government of Alberta as a Community Coalition Coordinator and for both Brandeis University and the University of Lethbridge as a Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant. 

  • Park Ranger/Interpreter, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Teaching Fellow and Writing Tutor, Brandeis University
  • Research Assistant, Brandeis University and the University of Lethbridge