Meet IH Hero Sarah

 


Sarah

Hometown: Norman, Oklahoma
Alma Maters: New York University (BA, BS), Yale University (MPH, PhD), University of Oregon (PhD)
Certifications: CIH, CSP
Interests: Gardening, family time, local chamber orchestra

A gifted violinist, Sarah attended college on a full music scholarship and graduated with two degrees: one in music and the other in biology. While trying to start her classical music career, she answered an ad for an insurance company looking for biology majors. She spent the next decade inspecting facilities for insurance compliance and learned the fundamentals of industrial hygiene.  

Sarah discovered her life's calling in IH after deployment to Ground Zero's cleanup efforts. She went onto complete her postgraduate studies and served on AIHA’s Board of Directors for several years, before relocating her family to the Pacific Northwest when offered an executive role within a scientific research firm. Now semi-retired, Sarah consults for a few international manufacturers and she is in constant demand as a keynote speaker at IH conferences around the world.​