Director of Administration/Project Manager
The Brooks Institute
As Director of Administration and Project Manager, Sarah oversees the planning, monitoring, and fulfillment of a roster of initiatives, projects, and events for the Brooks Institute. These include event planning, sentience and cognition study initiatives, advancing an interactive program of county animal services with the county jail and advancing animal services with low-income neighborhoods in her community.
Sarah graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Sarah knew she wanted to be a voice for the voiceless and have a career bettering the lives of others. It was through her rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming volunteer work with pit bull breed dogs, who she has a particular affinity for, that she realized those for which she wanted to advocate are non-human animals. A naturally inclined vegetarian, education through media and her own research lead her to match her behavior to her beliefs and adopt a vegan lifestyle. This was further compounded by the importance she and her family put on health and sustainability.
Prior to the Brooks Institute Sarah had extensive experience in administration at an institutional fixed income investment firm. They created unique financial instruments and educated community financial institutions through running their own bond math university and programs to teach strategic decision making in the implementation of financial products and tools. Sarah directly applies this experience to managing projects for the Brooks Institute.
Sarah has always had an affinity and heightened sensitivity towards non-human animals so the opportunity to combine her education, personal passion and professional experience at the Brooks Institute is true providence.
Sarah lives in the Chicago area with her family including her husband, three-year-old son, one-year-old daughter and 12-year-old feline. Outside of work and family, she enjoys fitness and opportunities to help animals ranging from domestic animals in her community, to exotic animal sanctuaries.