Sarah first discovered photography at a young age. One day her dad came home with a shiny new Minolta 35mm camera. The camera was huge compared to her small Kodak camera. Her father took the time to show her how to use it, but that meant it was no longer his camera. Sarah’s love for photography grew and brought her to the Maryland Institute College of Art, her 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. During her junior year she was invited by her friend Rita to travel with her to Taiwan and then to Malaysia. This opened up a passion for travel and Asian culture. Upon graduation she was awarded the Meyer Traveling Fellowship. Through that opportunity she was able to travel back to Malaysia in 2002. The fellowship uncovered her enthusiasm 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 Asia every year since. During these visits she also traveled extensively throughout Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar (Burma) 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. 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. In 2012 Sarah joined the Communications and Public Relations department at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Sarah currently lives in the Washington D.C. area.