Originally trained as an archaeologist, Sarah soon realized that she cared more about people and her community than the artifacts she was digging up and carefully documenting and decided to take her career in a different direction. After years in the nonprofit arena, she opted to join PSC to work on behalf of students with disabilities—a role that draws on her time working in a group home for disabled adults. Regardless of where she spends her day, Sarah prefers to surround herself with like-minded people who care about policy and social issues and would rather watch a debate than the Super Bowl.
Equal parts diplomat and straight-shooter, Sarah enjoys listening to what is being said (or not said) and translating complicated ideas into easy-to-understand professional development materials. At PSC, she works as the training and communications manager on the Michigan Department of Education’s Catamaran system. In that role, Sarah provides instruction on compliance with special education state and federal regulations, as well as user experience and system design, group facilitation, and strategic counsel.
Sarah brings to PSC 15 years of experience in advocating for improved outcomes for children, families, and adults. Prior to joining the firm, she worked in the nonprofit sector as a project director for several federally funded initiatives.
A Little More…
Education: BA in Archaeology and Latin from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Public Policy degree from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan
With PSC since: May 2013
PSC superpower: Keeping calm and listening on
Favorite part of working at PSC: PSC’s dedication to supporting a work-life balance for staff
Why Michigan? Midwest is best!