August 28, 2017
Sarah is a doctoral student in Developmental Psychology. She earned her master’s degree in Applied Developmental & Educational Psychology with a focus in Community & Social Justice while attaining a Certificate in International Human Rights & International Social Justice from Boston College and a bachelor’s degree in Human Development (with a minor in Theology and Philosophy) from Boston College. Before coming to NCCF, she has gained diverse experiences in research and program evaluation in the youth development field from direct service to research as well as the field of early education and care. She has most recently worked at Education Development Center on the Child Care Collaboration Study funded by an Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation’s Child Care Research Partnership grant. Before joining EDC, Sarah was Research Project Manager at the Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), where she led the statewide effort to collect data for a biennial census report on the current state of the youth mentoring field in Massachusetts and also served two years as an AmeriCorps member. For three years, Sarah worked as a tutor for the MATCH Charter Public High School in Boston. Her current research interests include studying holistic interventions and comprehensive services that are sensitive to the individual’s cultures to address and extricate traumatic sociopolitical circumstances like poverty.