As Director of Research and Publications, Sarah is responsible for producing and disseminating research that affects the quality of life for residents of Baltimore. Working collaboratively with Abell colleagues, journalists, academic researchers, issue experts, and communications professionals, Sarah guides reports through publication and into the public sphere.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Sarah taught at Johns Hopkins University and was the Director of Research at the leading youth development intermediary in Washington, DC. A former high school history teacher, she graduated with highest honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned her doctorate in History from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Baltimore City with her husband and two young children.