Assistant Director, KU Center for Public Partnerships and Research
Sara’s project portfolio at KU-CPPR centers around Kansas early childhood initiatives and broader systems-change work. She is the project lead on the Kansas Preschool Development B-5 Renewal Grant, serving as the state’s overall project coordinator for the grant and helping support different governance groups, including the state directors team, the recommendations panel, and the Child Care Systems Improvement team. Before her current role, she worked for 10 years in development for child welfare, housing, and health-related nonprofits in the Kansas City metro area. Sara has an M.A. in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies from the University of Kansas and a B.S. in communications from the University of Miami (FL).