“Ms. McClain did remarkably well at every task that was assigned to her, frequently going above and beyond what was expected.” … “(She) demonstrated excellent editorial judgement with minimal supervision.” … “Ms. McClain is a very quick learner.” … “She was a proactive and good team player, remaining level-headed and maintaining a good sense of humor even in the midst of demanding situations.” … “Her writing skills are very good and required minimal or zero editing.” … “She performed well in the multi-cultural environment at the UN, with respect for diversity.” … “In all, she was a pleasure to work with and she will be an asset for any team.” 
–Rupert Colville, Media Section Chief and Spokesperson, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

“Ms. McClain exemplifies what I seek in my students: unending curiosity, serious scholarship, a superb work ethic, lyrical writing and a buoyant personality anxious to engage class discussions. Ms. McClain stood out among her peers, expressing calm engagement of problematic topics. She proved able to gracefully and eloquently express herself in the face of the often-forceful personalities and demeanor of her peers.”
–Peter Laufer, PhD, James Wallace Chair of Journalism at the University of Oregon

“Sierra displayed a remarkably advanced gift for written expression along with a sophisticated grasp of the subtleties of historical inquiry, and she is also empathetic, mature, personable, insightful, and self-aware.”
–Cary Barber, former history professor at the University of Oregon

“I’ve had the profound pleasure of supervising Sierra McClain in her role at our Campus Life programs. Sierra has shown a steadfast ability to reach the very highest ‘at risk’ students while maintaining herself a very teachable spirit. She has consistently demonstrated a passion for seeing kids in the toughest situations have the greatest opportunities to succeed.”
–Craig Dickison, Director of Lane County Campus Life, a nonprofit for at-risk youth

“Sierra has demonstrated high levels of responsibility, integrity, and intelligence. I have been incredibly impressed with her leadership, personal drive, and love for people. She is very detail-oriented as well as skilled in creating vision. It has been an honor to oversee her lead one of Lane County’s most thriving Campus Life programs.”
–Nathaniel Rarick, Campus Life Bethel Area Director, a nonprofit for at-risk youth

“Sierra​ ​tackles​ ​every​ ​task​ ​that​ ​is​ ​put​ ​in​ ​front​ ​of​ ​her​ ​with​ ​great​ ​passion​ ​and​ ​quality.​ ​She​ ​works hard​ ​and​ ​completes​ ​tasks​ ​in​ ​a​ ​timely​ ​manner.​ ​She​ ​juggles​ ​her​ ​many​ ​responsibilities​ ​with​ ​ease and​ ​a​ ​smile.​ ​Sierra​ ​is​ ​a​ ​flexible​ ​and​ ​professional​ ​collaborator.​ ​She​ ​is​ ​willing​ ​to​ ​do​ ​work​ ​and​ ​also​ ​willing​ ​to allow​ ​people​ ​to​ ​grow​ ​and​ ​try​ ​their​ ​strengths.”
–Amanda Ormsbee, Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher at Hamlin Middle School, whom Sierra has volunteered with

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