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Sara Aranda

Review Editor


Sara is a writer currently based in Boulder, Colorado. She has a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of California, Riverside. Her articles have been published by Alpinist Magazine, The Climbing Zine, Boulder Weekly, and the American Poetry Review. Since 2015, gear testing has been a major component of her career. A lover of spreadsheets and data organization, she enjoys critiquing and learning all the ins-and-outs of a given product. This detail-oriented lens also helps her practice her own craft in a way that then enables her to provide writing mentorship for others, a side gig that she is currently exploring. In her spare time, Sara can be found training for ultra runs, climbing, and traveling, but she'll never deny her love for naps, Netflix, and giant bowls of popcorn.