Sarah manages programs for master-level and doctoral-level students at Duke University, working with faculty and students involved in the Master of Science in Global Health program, as well as two programs aimed at Ph.D. students at Duke, the Global Health Doctoral Scholars program and the Global Health Doctoral Certificate. She is also the liaison and Director of Graduate Studies Assistant for global health programs with the Duke University Graduate School.
A Durham-native, Sarah returned to North Carolina after many years living in colder climates. She holds a M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont, and before coming to DGHI, served as the Director of University Relations at World Learning/SIT Study Abroad.
To start a conversation with me: Ask me about Yellowstone National Park. I lived and worked in the park for two and a half years once upon a time, and still daydream about hiking, canoeing, and cross-country skiing through the park regularly.
Favorite country I've traveled to and why: Oman may be my favorite country, to date. Exiting the plane into the airport in Muscat is perhaps the quickest transition into "place" I've ever made, where nearly everyone there was a man dressed in the traditional white dishdashas. The few women there were that night, in contrast, were nearly completely covered in black. I loved being exposed to a culture and landscape so completely different than my own.