At Columbia University, Sarah is pursuing a Ph.D. in sociology. For her master’s thesis, she researched permaculture in Costa Rica as a method of sustainable development and its relation to gross national happiness. Sarah has served in professional roles for Fulbright and the American Museum of Natural History. She has led adolescents and young adults throughout Central and South America; for Putney, she has led community service programs in Costa Rica, Peru, and Ecuador. Her passion for farm to table and food led her to the Natural Gourmet Institute, a health supportive cooking school where she received a chef diploma and subsequently cooked in several high-end kitchens. Last summer, Sarah taught Farm to Table seminars in Vermont for Putney. She enjoys swimming, surfing, yoga, hiking, and cycling. She is fluent in Spanish and proficient in French.