Sarah is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She earned her doctorate in Media, Technology, and Society at Northwestern University, working in the Center on Media and Human Development. Before starting at Northwestern, Sarah spent two years (and two very snowy winters) in Somerville, Massachusetts earning a Master of Arts in Child Study and Human Development from the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University. Before that, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with minors in Family, Youth, & Community Sciences and Mass Communication at the University of Florida (Go Gators!). Her research interests focus on the benefits of prosocial and educational media for young children, particularly in early childhood education.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys volunteering with youth of all ages, watching lots of trashy television, and discussing the finer points of her favorite airline - Southwest.