Sarah is currently working in Denali Park, Alaska. She grew up back east in Massachusetts with an interest in sports, arts, and enthusiasm for community building. Academics brought her to California, earning a B.A. in Geography with a minor on Women, Culture, and Development from the University of California - Santa Barbara. She is drawn to understanding why people choose the places they live, and the patterns in the environment that make it home, and impact us globally. Professionally this falls under Place-Based Nature and Science Education.
Sarah's 10 year teaching career includes positions at environmental/science schools and centers in California, Colorado, Vermont, Washington, and Alaska. In 2010 she completed a Masters in Science Education - Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Washington in Seattle with a Graduate Residency Certificate in Education, Environment, and Community through IslandWood. Most recently, Sarah employs a passion for polar education and facilitating meaningful education experiences for students and teachers with her work in the PolarTREC program at the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS).