Sarah Young

Curriculum Specialist/Teacher Trainer

Sarah approaches her work at NY Sun Works with a passion for sustainability, environmental education, and experiential learning as well as a strong background in the humanities and social sciences. She earned her BA from The University of Chicago, having majored in Comparative Human Development and minored in Spanish. She then earned her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University in Philosophy and Education and wrote her thesis on, “Education for Addressing the Ecological and Climate Crises: Developing a Care For the Earth through Aesthetic Experiences.” Throughout her studies, she explored the intersection of topics such as Indigenous education, equity, experiential education, climate change education (particularly in an urban context), and the meaning of education itself. She has extensive experience working with students of all ages and is accustomed to the nature of work at a growing nonprofit. Throughout her education, she volunteered in classrooms with young students, and in her most recent position, served as a SAT/College Readiness teacher for 11th graders. She has experience serving as a mentor, teacher, tutor, writing instructor, and program developer and is so excited to bring this experience to an organization whose mission she is passionate about. Sarah is thrilled to be a part of the NY Sun Works team and looks forward to working with students and teachers to further their development as scientists and changemakers as we move towards a more sustainable future.