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Sarah is a research and policy nerd who thrives off reading and writing reports of all varieties ad nauseam. She graduated with her B.A. in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2017.

Currently, Sarah works at the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) as a temporary associate developing a new web initiative on higher education in the Commonwealth. She was previously executive editor of the award-winning independent student press at VCU, The Commonwealth Times, and a copy editor for INK Magazine, a bi-annual publication highlighting Richmond's underground music, fashion and arts culture.

During Sarah's first year as editor (2015-16), the Commonwealth Times took home nine professional awards from the Virginia Press Association, including Sarah's third place for Public Safety Writing Portfolio. The CT also placed in five collegiate categories at the Society of Professional Journalists Region 2 Mark of Excellence awards ceremony. The CT won 19 VPA and nine SPJ awards in 2016-17, to include Sarah's first place award for Public Health Writing Portfolio and third place Public Safety Writing Portfolio.

Sarah was also invited to the White House in April 2016 to participate in the Administration's inaugural College Reporter Day. Shortly after, the Hearst Journalism Awards announced Sarah the fourth place recipient for that year's Breaking News Writing competition. Sarah's work has been published by various local and regional outlets for her coverage of the General Assembly and local politics, as well as the Atlantic 10 and NCAA Men's Basketball Tournaments.
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