Sarah recently graduated summa cum laude from Kean University with a degree in Environmental and Sustainability Sciences. While at Kean, Sarah organized many successful events including the Uniting Jersey for the Global Goals Sustainability Summit which brought together 150 participants from 15 NJ colleges and universities to discuss the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Sarah also won Honorable Mention in the Barry Goldwater Scholarship competition, was named Kean University’s Student Researcher of the Year (2018), and won the Phi Kappa Phi Award for her work with renewable energy.
Sarah received Kean’s Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Student Leadership in 2017, as well as the Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Student Service in 2018. Sarah was also awarded acceptance into Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
As a global citizen, Sarah spent three months in 2015 teaching English to disadvantaged youth in Cambodia which fueled her passion for humanity. Since then, Sarah has studied the ties between human health and the environment in China, Guatemala, the Bahamas, and the United States.
Sarah’s dream is to use her background in the sciences to embolden the general public to get involved and give back to communities most at need.