Sarah works with the Director of Graduate Community and Professional Development to coordinate and communicate graduate student opportunities for writing and professional development. Sarah implements workshops and events around grant writing, publishing, and job market readiness to facilitate networking and community across campus, with the ultimate goal to enhance graduate student life and productivity. Sarah also plans the logistics for events and offerings such as the 3 Minute Thesis competition, the Graduate Peer Mentoring program, invited speakers, GradTalks, and other professional development offerings. She works with the Writing Center, Career Services, CAPS, and other campus community members in support of graduate student success.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Sarah holds a BA in International Affairs from George Washington University and a PhD in Geography from University of Colorado Boulder. Before entering academia, she managed event planning for academic and military institutions in Washington, DC. After joining academia, she completed three years of dissertation fieldwork in China. She holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and regularly competes in local tournament competitions. She is also the co-owner and co-founder of Adventure Jiu-Jitsu Camps, which hosts jiu-jitsu training and vacation camps in Estes Park, CO.