Sara is a Senior Research Specialist in the Environmental Analysis & Communications Group (EAC) at Bloustein where she facilitates the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative (SRRI) and co-facilitates the Rutgers Raritan River Consortium (R3C). Sara has experience in project management, stakeholder engagement, educational instruction, program development, business administration, research and writing. As part of EAC, Sara has worked with state and local governments on a broad range of projects including a Brownfield to Greenfield planning project, a municipal park enhancement project, a municipal public access plan and coastal vulnerability assessment, a statewide healthy homes initiative, a safe routes to schools program assessment, a habitat vulnerability to climate change assessment, and stakeholder engagement for a state water quality assessment report. As facilitator for the SRRI, a basin-wide collaborative effort to integrate multidisciplinary science into planning and decision-making within the Raritan River Basin, Sara develops and conducts conferences and topical workshops, provides technical assistance and develops anchor projects that raise the profile of the Raritan River. Through the SRRI, she regularly engages diverse stakeholders including watershed organizations, federal, state and local governments, NGOs, businesses and others to address a broad range of environmental and public access concerns. Through the R3C, a consortium of Rutgers faculty, staff and students from across Rutgers’ New Brunswick-Piscataway campuses, Sara facilitates integration of Rutgers’ science and research into regional planning and decision making to positively affect the ecology and economy of the Raritan region. Sara is a part-time lecturer at Bloustein. She co-taught a graduate planning studio on wetlands and habitat restoration for a working waterfront in the Raritan Center. She also conducted a graduate planning studio focused on environmental, design and regulatory aspects of the Raritan River boardwalk and bicycle/pedestrian bridge as proposed in the Rutgers 2030 Master Plan. Sara holds a BS from the University of Massachusetts/Boston and she received a Master of Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.