1586 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1586
Areas of Interest: Child welfare, high risk youth, intervention and prevention programs for high risk youth, adolescent resiliency, human trafficking and raising public awareness of trafficking prevalence in local communities.
Sarah received her bachelor’s degree at Colorado State University in the Human Development and Family Studies Program. Sarah started her career as a counselor at a Residential Treatment Facility in 2007 in Fort Collins. After 2 years working in the treatment facility, Sarah received her Master’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies, focusing on studying intervention and prevention programs for high risk youth. During her Master’s program, Sarah worked as a mentor coach and instructor for the Campus Corps (currently Campus Connections Program) at Colorado State University. Sarah studied the benefits of the program for youth and mentors as part of her research project.
After finishing her MS program at Colorado State University, Sarah started in the field of social work as a child protection caseworker for Larimer County Department of Human Services. Sarah spent 2 years working as an intake worker for child protection. She transitioned to the Family Partnerships Unit, which was designed to help prevent adolescents who are involved in the delinquency system from being placed out of their homes. Sarah spent her time in this unit advocating for youth and families best interest in the juvenile delinquency court in Larimer County. This work included advocating for youth in their schools, partnering with their treatment providers and probation officers, and community organizations to ensure that her clients received the most appropriate individualized support available to them. Sarah also attended trainings and conferences on Human and Sex Trafficking and has a strong interest in raising community awareness of the reality and presence of Human Trafficking in local areas.
Sarah started at Colorado State University in the School of Social Work as the Distance Liaison for the Center for Lifelong Learning and Outreach Education in October, 2016.
M.S., 2011 Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University
B.S., 2007, Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University