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Sierra Downey


About Me

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

Open To

Full Time InternshipCo-opFreelance/Contract WorkFull Time JobPart Time Job

Work Settings


Career Interests

Art & CreativeData-Related WorkEntertainment or Performance ArtsResearch

Skills & Strengths

Neuroexceptional Talents

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.

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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

Sensory Sensitivities

Driving a vehicle
Working with food
Loud noises
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)