Sarah just graduated with a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her focus has been on Women’s and Reproductive Health, specifically concentrating on improving family planning policies and initiatives for people with uteruses in the United States. She pursued her Master of Public Health between her 3rd and 4th years of medical school, and completed her practicum with MD NARAL during the spring 2021 semester, and will be continuing providing policy research in the months ahead. Sarah is a medical student at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine with plans to enter into an OBGYN residency in 2022.
Upon receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Iowa in 2014, Sarah worked as a research associate with Planned Parenthood – Saint Louis. In her free time, she volunteered as an assistant sex educator and visited representatives in the Missouri legislature to discuss bills. In 2017, Sarah entered medical school at the University of Iowa. As a medical student, she served as President of her local Medical Students for Choice chapter, became a Board Member for the Emma Goldman Clinic and chaired the Clinic’s Committee for Services, Health, Outreach, and Education. Upon completion of her medical degree, Sarah plans to enter an OBGYN residency in 2022 and continue policy research in family planning and reproductive health. During her practicum field experience with Maryland NARAL, she provided policy research support to improve access to comprehensive sex education in Maryland schools through potential policy and legislative initiatives.