Currently, Sarah is pursuing a Master of Arts in Environmental Arts and Humanities at Oregon State University. Given the multi-faceted nature of Sarah’s undergraduate degree, professional career, and current academic program, she is exploring myriad interconnected disciplines in graduate school. Sarah is taking courses in worldviews and environmental values, environmental psychology, literary studies and criticism, ecological history, and free choice learning, among others. While studying at Oregon State University, Sarah is funded as a Graduate Research Assistant in the College of Forestry. As part of this assistantship, Sarah has co-facilitated focus groups and a strategic planning process for the college’s reinvigorated diversity, equity and inclusion initiative. Sarah also co-taught Consensus in Natural Resources for one term. When she’s not glued to a computer screen writing research papers, Sarah enjoys cooking, hiking, practicing yoga, and staying active in her new community of Corvallis, OR.
Sarah graduated from the University of Houston in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, majoring in Public Relations and minoring in World Cultures and Literatures. This educational background gives Sarah a well-rounded, culturally sensitive and practical understanding of relationships between all people, spanning from client-organization relationships to cross-cultural relationships. She worked on campus throughout her entire college career except for one year while completing an off-campus internship with an eco-conscious events and consulting company. She was actively involved in many organizations on campus and held various leadership positions, including the Rock Climbing Sport Club as the Vice President, the German Club as the Communications Director, the Sustainability Task Force as a student representative, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Public Relations Student Society of America. Sarah spent a lot of her free time in the Recreation Center when not working, where she enjoyed weight lifting, rock climbing and practicing yoga. She completed CPR and First Aid certifications for four consecutive years at the Rec Center. Sarah also taught rock climbing skills courses and led trips with Outdoor Adventure (a department within Campus Recreation).
UNDERGRAD CURRICULUM: Relevant courses, concepts, projects and writing examples from Sarah’s undergraduate career can be viewed on the curriculum page.