Sara has 10 years of experience in social science research, program evaluation, and program development. Over the past decade, Sara has led and collaborated on projects focused on understanding and reducing gender, health, and social inequities experienced by girls, women, and gender diverse people. Sara is experienced in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, and is particularly interested in the power of narrative as a way to better understand the complexity and nuance of people’s lived experiences.
Sara received her PhD in applied social psychology at the University of Guelph. She recently completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of Psychology at the University of Windsor, where she is now an adjunct assistant professor. In addition to working as a part-time research consultant at Taylor Newberry Consulting, Sara is co-principal investigator on a 5-year Public Health Agency of Canada project to adapt and evaluate a sexual assault resistance program for adolescent girls. Through her research and teaching, Sara works to build collaborations between academic researchers and institutions and the broader community to share and co-create knowledge and resources.