Hi, I’m Sarah.
Cancer Mama. Motherscholar. Theatre Professional. Creative. Polymath.
And many many other things.
I’m the proud mother to a twice-relapsed AT/RT hero named Daniel. My son Daniel was diagnosed in June 2021 with a rare brain tumor, at the age of nineteen months. During the later portion of his first treatment protocol, he had a reoccurrence of his cancer in June of 2022. He was also diagnosed with a disease called myelodysplastic syndrome, known colloquially as pre-leukemia, as a result of his treatments. Danny relapsed a second time in January 2023. We are working to balance fighting both his brain cancer and keeping his MDS in check. You can read more about Daniel and his fight on the Hope4ATRT website.
I’m a motherscholar. I am a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Education and Human Services and an instructional designer in the Feliciano School of Business at Montclair State University. I received my M.S. in Instructional Design from Quinnipiac University. As of the writing of this biography, I have had almost twenty years in the academy as an undergraduate student and graduate student (x 3!) and in a variety of alternative academic careers in multiple colleges and universities: faculty developer and educator, instructional designer, technical trainer, and instructional technologist. I love teaching. My favorite moment is when I see the lightbulb figuratively appear above the head of the person I am teaching. To learn more about my life in academia as well as my research, please see my professional website. (Currently under construction.)
I’m a theatre professional. I received my M.A. in Theatre Production and Stage Management from Montclair State University and I received my B.A. in Theatre Performance from Quinnipiac University. When not working, completing my dissertation, and taking care of my son, I am a freelance theatre professional (stage manager, dresser, actor, etc.) for multiple community theatres and artistic institutions in the area. You can view my theatre experiences and resumes on my theatre page. (Currently Under Construction.)
I’m a creative. I’ve been writing stories since I learned how to write. I started singing in the backseat of my mother’s car as a toddler and I have not stopped since.
I’m a polymath. Defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, a polymath is a person of wide-ranging knowledge or learning. I pride myself on being a lifelong learner, with a wide range of intellectual interests and a very large library of over 1000 books and resources in many different subjects. One of my life goals is to have a residence large enough to accommodate a physical library so it can be taken out of storage.