Sarah Gustavus is the Mountain West regional manager for the Solutions Journalism Network.
Prior to joining SJN in 2018, she was a senior multimedia producer at New Mexico PBS, where she produced the weekly, statewide news program New Mexico In Focus.
Sarah has extensive experience reporting on issues in both rural and Native American/Alaska Native communities.As executive producer of national programs for Koahnic Broadcast Corporation, a Native American-owned media company, she led coverage of the nationally-syndicated radio programs Native America Calling, National Native News and Earthsongs. In 2017, she co-reported on health and wellness issues in Native American communities in New Mexico, Arizona and California with Antonia Gonzales from National Native News in the multimedia series “Reconnecting With A Healthy Lifestyle.”
Sarah got her start in radio at KBCS in Bellevue, Washington and later worked for KUOW in Seattle and the Northwest News Network. She has produced radio stories for national programs like All Things Considered, Latino USA, Weekend America, Making Contact, Tell Me More, the NPR newscast and various documentary specials.
Sarah grew up on a cattle ranch in Texas and has many stories about country life – from riding horses to finding snakes in the house. Her dream as a small child was to travel the world and she did that, visiting 30 countries before she turned 30. Sarah earned a master’s degree from City University London and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.