Sustainability Manager, City of San Leandro
Sally Barros received degrees in Urban Planning at MIT and International Studies at UC Berkeley, focusing on sustainable development in Latin America. After 20 years of roaming the globe from Central America to Brazil to Sweden to Chile, working in journalism and forestry management, Sally settled back into the United States in 2001. She landed a job in her hometown with the City of San Leandro as an urban planner and has infused green building and energy efficiency into the planning practice. She became the City’s first Sustainability Manager in August 2016 with the Public Works Department.