Client Services CoordinatorAdministration, DBT Center
Sarah is a Client Services Coordinator.
Sarah received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Seattle University. During her undergraduate studies, she volunteered at Peace for the Streets by Kids for the Streets, a youth homeless shelter located in Seattle. In this position she worked closely with homeless youth and was able to observe the shortcomings of the public mental health care systems and the direct consequences of these shortcomings.
Additionally, Sarah worked for the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health, in their Kenya Research and Training Program. One of the ways Sarah contributed to this program was by facilitating weekly research seminars in which faculty and community scholars would share their empirical research on a variety of global health topics. Sarah also spent time volunteering on a research team at Seattle University, where she collaborated with undergraduate and graduate students to design studies of verbal cues and narrative use in public policy.
Sarah would like to pursue a career in clinical psychology with a specialization in health psychology, and is interested in researching public systems of mental health care to inform improvement of these systems. Sarah is especially interested in addressing the interaction between biological, psychological and social issues in the care of under-served populations.