Sarah earned her PhD in Education at Harvard University in May 2022, concentrating in Culture, Institutions and Society. Broadly, her research revolves around questions of belonging, migration, gender and education. Her dissertation explores how Latina immigrant women construct a sense of belonging in the dual contexts of a sanctuary city and a xenophobic national environment, revealing how motherhood provides pathways to resist both anti-immigrant policies and gentrification. Previously, Sarah taught kindergarten and third grade in a two-way immersion dual language program in a district public school in Washington, DC, and middle and high school English at a charter school in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. Before enrolling in the doctoral program, Sarah worked as a consultant to schools, districts, and regional organizations to support systemic instructional improvement. Sarah holds an Ed.M. in School Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, an M.A. in Teaching from American University, and a B.A. in American Culture from Vassar College. From 2018-2019, Sarah was an Editor and Co-Chair of the Harvard Educational Review and in 2019-2020, she was a research fellow with the Immigration Initiative at Harvard. She is a recipient of the Harvard Merit Fellowship and the Ruth Landes Memorial Research Grant. In 2022-2023, Sarah will be a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Visiting Fellow at the Boston College Lynch School of Education and Human Development.