Internships, Experience & Awards
Graduate Student Assistant | NYS Department of Taxation and Finance | Office of Human Resource Management
Coordination, development and implementation of agency's Green Project. Other responsibilities include development of the online telecommuting resources and active participation in the Wellness Council.
Sara is extremely passionate about all things green. Her childhood experiences with the environment and her rural upbringing have convinced her that protecting the environment and using the resources we do have in a more sustainable manner, should be a priority. Not only do her studies focus on sustainability, but also brownfield redevelopment, land use strategies, statistics and economics. She is a fan of smart growth, new urbanism, and sustainable economic growth.
Her job experiences in recent years have convinced her that she not only wants to help communities go green, but also businesses. She is a problem-solver, but would prefer to be a pro-active, rather than a reactive planner. She is willing to take any topic in the planning realm and look at it from various points of view. She enjoys thinking outside the box and firmly believes when it comes to any project, that you never know where the best ideas are going to come from.
At her highschool graduation they said she would be the most likely person to save the planet by the time she was 25 years old. With only a couple years left before the deadline, she is eagerly stepping up and is committed to making this a better place to live for everyone.
Thesis/Research Paper Topic
Sara is extremely interested in looking at the ways in which the workplace environment have shaped the urban landscape. In particular she is interested in the effects telecommunication technologies will have in future development. Will we continue to sprawl because we no are no longer required in the office every day or will there be other consequences for us to deal with? What will the consequences and impacts of telecommuting on municipalities? Sara plans to research and begin writing in Fall 2009.