Sarah is a doctoral student in Sociology at the University of California, San Francisco, and a consultant supporting programs and projects at the intersection of maternal and reproductive health, girls' rights, and policy advocacy. 

Her academic research interests center on the social and economic determinants of reproductive health in low resource and crisis settings. She is especially interested in the social aspects of development and educational and health policy and programs on adolescent girls’ reproductive health.

Sarah has more than ten years of professional experience in global gender, reproductive and maternal health programming, research and advocacy. Across various positions, her work has focused on fostering connections between evidence and practice to advance health and rights. Since 2014, she has supported the Population Council’s global community of practice on adolescent girls, providing technical assistance and capacity building support for local and international NGOs to strengthen and direct their work to the poorest girls in the world’s poorest communities. She has previously worked with organizations that include the Maternal Health Task Force at Harvard University, Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, Global Health Visions, UNFPA and the Communications Consortium Media Center (CCMC).

Sarah holds an MPH from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, an MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation from the London School of Economics, and a BA in Religious Studies from Pomona College. 

Along with her academic work at UCSF, Sarah has more than ten years of professional experience in maternal and reproductive health programming, research and advocacy.  She holds an MPH from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, an MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation from the London School of Economics, and a BA in Religious Studies from Pomona College.