Experience & Education

GRADUATE STUDENT INSTRUCTOR | American Studies, UC Berkeley
As a graduate student instructor, I lead students in their discussion sections and support their learning in class. I use a range of methods to engage students, from quizzes, to group work, to creative writing assignments. I’m responsible for participation, attendance, paper assignments and grading, as well as office hours.

FREELANCE FACT CHECKER | Via Magazine
I check names, dates, locations, distances, and all factual statements in assigned articles appearing in Via Magazine and on their blog.

Recommendation from Rebecca Smith Hurd, Managing Editor, Via:

“Responsible and reliable are the two words that immediately come to mind when I think about Sarah’s work as a freelance fact-checker for Via, AAA’s travel magazine in nine Western states. She has deftly researched everything from short, front-of-the-book articles about visiting a single destination to in-depth feature stories about the future of road trips and automobile technology. She continually demonstrates good judgment, and she does not hesitate to make follow-up inquiries to ensure clarity and accuracy. Bonus points: She has the neatest handwriting of any creative I’ve ever worked with. She would be an asset to any editorial team, and I’m grateful she’s part of mine.”

WRITER | BOMB, BUST, Catapult, Gulf Coast, “Inflection Point” and other publications
I write book reviews, profiles of artists, essays, short fiction, author interviews, and copy for podcast episodes, social media, and related articles.

REPORTER | Oakland North
While at Oakland North, I covered bias in policing, the Trump administration’s birth control rules, an in-custody death, and quite a few other stories, using a range of media.

MANAGING EDITOR | The Rational Online
The Rational Online is an international online magazine that advocates for women’s rights. We published our inaugural collection in November. As the managing editor, I hired an editorial staff, edited every piece published in our first three collections, connected writers with section editors, took care of typos in post, and completed a range of other tasks.

ARTS & CULTURE EDITOR | Entropy
At Entropy, I sought work by contributors who had thought deeply about the subject they’d chosen to cover, and whose writing conveyed that depth.

TEACHING APPRENTICE | Solano Community College
As a TA at Solano, I worked closely with English professors to learn pedagogy, grading essays and other work, preparing short lectures, and guiding students to comprehension of difficult subject matter.

STAFF WRITER | The Campanil
At the Campanil, I published 3-4 feature stories per semester, working closely with editors. I received Honorable Mention for Best Feature Story from the California College Media Association in 2016.

EMBEDDED TUTOR | Solano Community College
I was selected by two professors to TA in Algebra I classes. I supported approximately 60 students with in-class homework help by organizing study groups, presenting concepts alongside the teacher in class, and providing test preparation guidance.

TUTOR | Solano Community College
I tutored college freshmen and sophomores in English, Math, Human Biology, and Nutrition, meeting with 20 students per week for 1-hour appointments.

 

MASTER OF JOURNALISM, Narrative Writing Focus
University of California, Berkeley | Berkeley, CA
Dean’s Merit Fellow (Helzel Fellow)
Expected graduation, May 2019

BACHELOR OF ART IN ENGLISH, Creative Writing Focus
Mills College | Oakland, CA
Dean’s Scholar
Summa cum laude, May 2016