Sarah creates collaborative organizational frameworks and designs data-driven systems. She received her MFA in Interaction Design at the School of Visual Arts and has worked with organizations such as The New York Times, Columbia University, Tribeca Film Institute, and General Electric.
She began her professional career as a strategic digital consultant, utilizing user-focused research, iterative technical development, and theories of online behavior. After a stint as a data analyst she joined Harmony Institute, a research organization to study the impact of narrative entertainment on American culture. Her work there required synthesizing ideas from fields as disparate as sentiment analysis, filmmaking, and strategic social outreach. She has helped to develop new methods for generating and evaluating the effects of interactive, participatory narratives. Currently she works as a UX Strategist for Accela, a civic and government technology company.
Sarah is also a public speaker and workshop facilitator. She’s presented at Lincoln Center in New York City and traveled through the US and Europe to help folks better understand how to creatively incorporate data into their designs.