Sarah’s extensive travels and ranges of experience have given her a colorful perspective on life and photography.

As an undergraduate student at Maryland Institute College of Art, Sarah’s coursework encompassed photography, graphic design and traditional Fine Arts. She diversified her studies with a semester abroad at the Burren College of Art in western Ireland. Her degree culminated with her graduating cum laude with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography, while also earning various awards and scholarships, including the Meyer Traveling Fellowship. Through that opportunity, Sarah extensively traveled through Malaysia, and upon return, exhibited her documentary photographs at MICA’s Main Gallery. The fellowship uncovered her passion for travel photography, for exploring diversity and a deep appreciation of universal humanity. Sarah was able to explore these themes through her camera lens, returning to Malaysia in 2002, 2003 and 2007. During these visits she also traveled extensively throughout Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam.

She also began a photographic series highlighting the mid-century, Doo-Wop architecture of Wildwood, New Jersey. The cultural and historical importance of this work encouraged her to continually expand the project, receiving acclaim for both documentary and artistic aspects.

Sarah remains active in the MICA educational community, working as a Teacher’s Assistant in Color Photography for multiple semesters between 2002 and 2004 alongside Jack Wilgus, Professor and Chair of the Photography Department. In the fall of 2004, National Geographic Traveler Magazine selected Sarah as their Photo Intern. Her duties included assisting and working with three Photo Editors and a Photo Manager, performing research, gathering existing images (stock Photo), tracking photos, administrative duties, and scanning images.

In the spring of 2005, Sarah began work at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children as an Imaging Specialist. This position has honed her photography and technical skills. Her prolific skill set was fully utilized when she became an integral part of bringing children home during and after Hurricane Katrina. Her photographic expertise has also been implemented in various capacities such as community outreach and photographic documentation of the center and its various events. When not actively at work at the Center, she is on call 24 hours a day, and helps prepare Media Notifications for Alert Cases and the like at any hour.

Sarah currently lives in the Washington D.C. area and works for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She likes to travels when she has the chance.


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