Sarah completed her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with an International Studies minor at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB.
During her undergraduate degree, Sarah participated in the University of Alberta’s co-operative program and attained a student position with the federal government in the Department of Public Safety. Sarah continued working for Public Safety Canada full-time post-graduation, working across Canada in Ottawa, Edmonton, and Calgary. Sarah’s work with Public Safety Canada included supporting the department’s Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Strategy. Sarah supported the D&I Strategy by collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to evaluate the department’s overall work climate, employees’ lived experiences, and to identify areas of improvements in regards to systemic barriers and discrimination. Sarah also contributed to the Strategy by leading the department-wide D&I Survey and by assisting three D&I Working Groups.
While completing her MA in Global Governance, Sarah will also be working with Dr. Sarah Burch’s SPROUT Lab to contribute to the TRANSFORM project. Sarah will support Dr. Burch’s innovative research on Sustainability Governance and methodologies for promoting sustainability in Canada and worldwide.
Sarah is passionate about investigating how domestic policies and foreign-decision making affect the lives of citizens on a world-wide scale. She seeks to explore the influence of contemporary multilateral institutions on issues like sovereignty, gender equality, and environmental sustainability. The core of Sarah’s studies and research is to study world systems with the goal of improving quality of life worldwide.