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Sierra Downey (They/them)


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I am a second-generation American, with dual Irish and United States citizenship, who was the first in my family to graduate college. My special interests include traditional textile arts, historical fashion, and regenerative fibre systems, and I’ve been studying these through courses and self study for a number of years. I have sewn my own clothes—mainly vintage and historical styles—since 2019 and over the last year and a half have also been making my own natural dyes and experimenting with Zero Waste Design. As a climate and labour justice advocate in my community, the relationship we have to the land as creators and as workers is very important to me. Slow fashion is a necessary arena for this work. I am an emerging actor who received my Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and Journalism from Fresno State in 2016, during which time I acted with the university’s Experimental Theatre Company and won an Associated Press award for Best Student Radio Feature. Most recently I have been focusing on stage productions and voice acting.

Ideal Workplace Values

Anti-racist, anti-capitalist, abolitionist, regenerative, mutual-aid minded

My Badges

Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

I have a boundless capacity to hyper focus and deep dive into topics and projects of interest to me, and I will work diligently, with great attention to detail, until it is finished. I deeply enjoy this kind of work, especially when it is rooted in artistic creativity or research. I am a gregarious conversationalist and am able to engage people from all different kinds of backgrounds and identities in conversation. I am interested in learning from peoples’ stories and experiences. I am an energetic person who gets really excited about their passions, and my infectious energy often brings a smile to the people around me. I dive into what interests me with dedication and tend to learn as much as I can about a subject that captures my attention.

Technical Skills

Top 5 Soft Skills

Active ListeningWorking AutonomouslyCreativityCritical ThinkingAttention to Detail

Inclusion Essentials


Send Questions in AdvanceInterviewer Experienced with NeurodiversityAllowance of Fidgeting DevicesTask ManagementDaily RemindersWritten ChecklistsReceiving Information in AdvanceFlexible ScheduleExtra Time Off for AppointmentsShorter MeetingsPeriodic Rest BreaksUninterrupted Work Time

Environments I'm comfortable with

Driving a vehicle
Working with food
Loud noises
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)
Working with animals
Interaction with the public
Heavy lifting
Bright or blinking lights
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Standing for long periods
Variable temperatures


Check out my work

Regenerative Cotton Article
Working since Aug 2022

Teaching Artist - 6th Street Playhouse

Working since Jan 2022

undefined - Non-Profit Clients

I write articles on a freelance basis; most of my writing centres on interviews with fibre producers and fibre artists as well as industry research for building local economies in our land-based fibresheds.

Collaborative editing softwareinterviewingresearchwritingTranscribing
Worked for 1 years, 10 months from Mar 2018 to Jan 2020

Content Marketing Specialist - Sonoma County Tourism

Website management softwareSearch engine optimization SEO softwareCollaborative editing softwareSocial networking platformsadobe lightroom
Worked for 9 months from Jan 2012 to Oct 2012

Database Architects - Private Art Collector

I built a database for a private art collection that housed physical information about the works (measurements, materials, physical descriptions) as well has provenance and history of the works (artist background, etc.). I created and did research for hundreds of entries in my time working on this short-term project.

Education and Credentials

Attended for 4 years from 2012 to 2016

California State University Fresno

Bachelor's degree - Mass Communications and Journalism: Multimedia