Interim Associate Vice President, Title IX Coordinator, ADA Coordinator
Director of Investigations
In August 2020, Sarah began serving as the Interim Associate Vice President of the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) and as UConn’s Interim Title IX Coordinator and ADA Coordinator. In this role, Sarah is responsible for overseeing each of OIE’s areas of focus, including discrimination case management , campus-wide trainings for diversity awareness and sexual harassment prevention, search and hiring affirmative action and equal employment opportunity compliance, and various diversity and harassment prevention initiatives. In addition, as UConn’s Interim Title IX Coordinator, Sarah coordinates the University's response to reports of sex-based discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, and works collaboratively with on and off-campus partners on sexual harassment and sexual violence prevention and education efforts to ensure UConn’s commitment to creating and maintaining a campus environment free from all forms of sexual violence, harassment, exploitation, and intimidation.
Sarah also serves as OIE’s Director of Investigations. In that role, Sarah manages OIE’s case investigations for both the Storrs/Regional and UConn Health offices. Sarah conducts investigations regarding complaints of discrimination, harassment and retaliation involving University employees, and guides the investigative staff in managing all aspects of case investigation and the production of investigative reports. In addition, Sarah trains members of the University community on policies and procedures related to preventing and responding to reports of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and sexual violence.
Sarah joined OIE in 2014 and previously served as an EEO Investigator and as Associate Director of Investigations before stepping into the role of Director of investigations and Deputy Title IX Coordinator in January 2017.
Prior to joining the University, Sarah worked as an attorney for an employment law firm in Simsbury, CT representing both management and employees. In that position, Sarah handled cases involving all aspects of employment law, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, unpaid wage claims, employment agreement negotiations and disputes, and unemployment compensation matters. In this capacity, Sarah handled claims of sexual harassment, as well as claims of race, age, gender, disability, and national origin discrimination. She frequently appeared in administrative proceedings before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO), the Connecticut Department of Labor, and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. In addition to her litigation matters, Sarah drafted and revised employee handbooks and workplace policies and counseled both employers and employees as to disciplinary matters and processing of requests for reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities.
Sarah is admitted to practice law in the State and Federal courts of Connecticut and Massachusetts. Sarah earned her law degree from Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Central Connecticut State University.