Health is a human right, which must be advocated for alongside a lens that honors and respects Indigenous histories and resiliencies.
Growing up in the capital of the Cherokee Nation (Tahlequah, Oklahoma), Sarah witnessed the overwhelming need for public health programs within her community and became interested in sustainable health initiatives at a young age. Sarah graduated from Columbia University in May of 2016 with an honors degree in Gender and Sexuality Studies and a concentration in Native American studies. In June of 2016, Sarah joined the behavioral health team at the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health. As a Health Educator, Sarah works closely with tribal communities to develop curriculum that furthers public health initiatives.