Sara is a third-year PhD student in sociology. She graduated from Lock Haven University in 2015 with a BS in sociology and minors in women and gender studies and history. She completed her MA in applied sociology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She currently works as a Graduate Research Assistant under Drs. Carrie Rishel and Helen Hartnett with the Rural Integrated Behavioral Health Training Program. Her current interests include rural sociology and inequality, political engagement and gender and sexuality.