A published poet, Sarah has also worked as a journalist and essayist, covering topics such as parenting, higher education, addiction and recovery, and cultural commentary. Her essays on faith and the spiritual quest have appeared in such venues as Presence, the Chronicle of Higher Education, America Magazine, and killingthebuddha.com. Sarah also published a collection of essays on becoming a spiritual director and A Pen and a Path, writing as a spiritual practice.
As a trained creativity coach and spiritual director (having completed a 3-year intensive training at the Spiritual Direction Institute in 2005 ) Sarah has worked with individuals and facilitated in-person and online workshops centered on the topics of spirituality, writing, and the creative process.
As an adjunct faculty member, Sarah taught online courses in spirituality and literature at the University of San Francisco for eleven years, drawing on her graduate education (MA/ SFSU) and training in adult learning, with a focus on engaged pedagogy and transformative learning. Prior to teaching, Sarah worked in college admissions and student services at San Francisco State University, helping young students and returning adults navigate the byways of higher education. Sarah holds a certificate from UC Berkeley in Drug and Alcohol Studies with a counseling emphasis. As an editor, Sarah has specialized in academic writing, including editing college admissions essays and PhD dissertations.