Sarah is part of the Research & Programs team at IIX in Singapore, focusing on impact assessments, research and advisory projects.
Prior to IIX, Sarah spent a year with OMF – an international NGO working in Southeast Asia. She lived and worked with an indigenous people group in Mindoro, Philippines, picking up the Tagalog language as she lived with them. She developed and taught a curriculum in environmental science and conservation to students of the indigenous agricultural training centre, motivating their switch from shifting cultivation to the Sloping Agricultural Land Technology. Her ongoing volunteering experience in Southeast Asia also includes investing in education in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand where she is proficient in the local languages.
Sarah is part of the pioneer batch of graduates of the Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Honours) program offered by the National University of Singapore. She specialised in Environmental Geography, particularly focusing on geographies of development, natural disasters and rehabilitation, and everyday household sustainability.