Sara has over 10 years of experience working in the field of Peacebuilding. Her experiences working in trauma-informed care and with multicultural groups are drivers of her work, which has equipped her with a broad range of social-emotional skills. Sara guides others through the process of looking beyond their positions and toward the deeper underlying interests, which promotes clients to uncover practical methods of building peace. Through creativity and collaboration, Sara’s work as a Peacebuilder focuses on combining individual methods with structural initiatives to create effective and constructive practices that lay the foundation for the building of peace.
Sara believes that our struggles in life develop our strengths and strives to help others grow from conflict through constructive dialogue and learning to see beyond our typical lenses.
Sara has worked with nonprofit and for-profit organizations in various support service roles. From case management and client services to coaching and facilitating group dynamics, Sara’s experience brings structure and heart to her peacebuilding work. She has developed training curricula for international NGOs, as well as assisted in the creation of standardized practices for public and private sector organizations. Working as a consultant, Sara has coached and facilitated individuals and teams from various industries, helping to enhance their effective communication skills to mitigate destructive conflict and increase efficiency.
Master of Arts (M,A.), Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation, SIT Graduate Institute
Bachelor of Arts (B.A), International Studies, SUNY Brockport; TEFL Certified (ACCREDITATION)
New York State Certified Mediator (Mediation Matters)
Association for Conflict Resolution, Greater New York Chapter
New York State Dispute Resolution Association
Board of Directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Capital Region of NY