Sarah Muñoz

Director of Program Management
The Brooks Institute


As Director of Program Management, Sarah oversees a roster of initiatives, programs, and events for the Brooks Institute. Some current priorities include advancing the Institute’s research, an international 'listening tour' of conferences, building relationships, community, and collaborative partnerships. As well as, the Brooks Congress, interdisciplinary scholarly summits, BASCO (Brooks Animal Agency, Sentience, and Cognition Initiative), Animal Law Fundamentals, and animal law and scholarship advancement.

Sarah studied psychology at Northern Illinois University, in pursuit of a career bettering the lives of others and being a voice for the most vulnerable. It was through Pit Bull rescue/rehabilitation/rehoming volunteerism she realized her desire to advocate for nonhuman animals. 

Sarah has always had an affinity and heightened sensitivity towards nonhuman 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 children, and cat, Buddy. Outside of work and family, she is passionate about fitness, health, and opportunities to advocate for, and volunteer with nonhuman animals. 

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