Sarah is a doctoral candidate for the PhD in Education at Harvard University, concentrating in Culture, Institutions and Society.  Broadly, her research revolves around questions of belonging, migration, gender and schools. Her dissertation explores how immigrant mothers from Latin America develop a sense of belonging in the context of a Sanctuary City and an anti-immigrant national environment and highlights the role schools play in facilitating experiences of belonging and exclusion. 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.