Sarah Ching-Ting Wan was appointed to the Commission on the Environment by Mayor Ed Lee on August 5, 2013. Sarah serves as Executive Director of Community Youth Center (CYC), a nonprofit organization established by prominent Asian community leaders in 1970 in response to an escalation in gang violence and crime.
Sarah has over 15 years of experience in youth services and has been an advocate for San Francisco's Asian American community, particularly immigrant youth in the juvenile justice system. She has been recognized as an API Heritage Month Honoree by the San Francisco District Attorney's Office in 2013. She also received the Blue Cross Community Award in 2024 and Compass Point's Everyday Hero Award in 2001. Sarah also served on the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Commission from 2010 to 2013.
Sarah was born in Hong Kong and moved to the United States to continue her secondary education at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory in San Francisco. She holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a M.S.W. from San Francisco State University. She also attended Kyushu University in Japan, where she received a full scholarship.