What We Do
Research + Design
Sarah uses design as a medium to visualize complex systems and provoke people to think about the future in new ways. As a research manager on the Health Horizons and Global Food Outlook teams, she draws from her experience in a range of disciplines - international studies, graphic design, creative writing, and the food service industry - to explore how emerging technologies and social practices will change the way people and communities seek and create well-being. She then works closely with the production team to help conceptualize and create maps, infographics, and artifacts from the future.
In 2014 she participated in the Millennial Trains Project, a 10-day transcontinental journey to explore our generation’s most urgent challenges and chart the course for new modes of leadership, civic participation, and social innovation. Prior to joining IFTF Sarah led a research-based design project with Chicago’s Iraqi refugee population to create a book of Iraqi recipes and stories about hospitality to inspire cultural exchange between newly arriving refugees and American volunteers.
Sarah holds a BA in International Studies and Visual Communication from Loyola University Chicago.