Sara is a Senior Research Specialist in the Environmental Analysis & Communications Group (EAC) at Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. An experienced project manager, Sara has worked with non-profit organizations, foundations, and federal, state, and local governments on a broad range of projects including a land conservation and water quality restoration practices knowledge diffusion and adoption survey, Brownfield to Greenfield planning projects, a Safe Routes to Schools program assessment, municipal park enhancement projects, a municipal public access plan and coastal vulnerability assessment, a state-wide habitat vulnerability to climate change assessment, stakeholder engagement for a state water quality assessment, and assessment of public funding of water quality protection and natural landscape restoration for a multijurisdictional river basin. Sara facilitates the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative (SRRI) and co-facilitates the Rutgers Raritan River Consortium (R3C). Through her work with these Rutgers-Raritan River initiatives, Sara facilitates integration of Rutgers’ science and research into regional planning and decision making to positively affect the ecology and economy of the Raritan River, basin and bay region. Sara is a part-time lecturer at Bloustein where she has conducted graduate planning studios exploring wetlands and habitat restoration for a working waterfront, and the environmental, design and regulatory aspects of public access to the Raritan River as proposed in the Rutgers 2030 Master Plan. Sara earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts/Boston and a Master of Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.