Administrative Services Officer

As the Grants and Programs Manager for the Center for Sustainable Development (CSD), Sarah is responsible for coordinating and working directly with faculty, professionals, stakeholders and community groups on various CSD projects, and assists in grant writing for proposed work. Other responsibilities include maintaining budgets, schedules and deliverables, advising students, facilitating meetings, and helping to direct a dynamic and hands on CSD research team.  Serving also as the Administrative Services Officer for the School of Architecture, Sarah manages the overall business processes of the school under the direction of the Assistant Dean.

Sarah is an Advisory Board member for the Design Futures Public Interest Design (PID) Student Leadership Forum and has been involved with this conference since its inception at the University of Texas School of Architecture. Design Futures is a five-day, interdisciplinary forum bringing together student leaders from across the country with practitioner- and university-faculty who represent some of the most important thought leadership in this emerging sub-discipline.  

Sarah has a BS in environmental science from UC Berkeley and a Masters in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include environmental planning, social equity, public interest design and sustainable development. 

Education

  • The University of California, Berkeley B.S., Conservation & Resource Studies, 1997 – 2001 Minor in English Literature
  • The University of Texas at Austin M.S.Community & Regional Planning, 2004 – 2006 Emphasis in environmental planning
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