Sarah Vitorino joined the Office of the Secretary in May 2009 as the Strategic Initiatives Coordinator. In May 2011, she was promoted to Project Manager: Strategic Initiatives. In this capacity, she collaborates with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations on University-wide leadership development and tracking. Additionally, she supports several initiatives for the Board of Trustees and its committee work and contributes to the University-wide Creativity: Art and Innovation component of the Strategic Plan.
She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Women's Studies with a disciplinary concentration in Sociology. Her dissertation focuses on positive well-being among formerly incarcerated women in order to better understand the factors that help women stop offending and successfully reintegrate into society. She, along with a number of colleagues, facilitates workshops at Emanuel Women’s Prison in Swainsboro, GA that incorporate findings from her dissertation research.
In addition to her strong interest in higher education administration and governance, Sarah is passionate about teaching. Over the past few years, Sarah has taught a number of courses at Emory University, including Feminism for Empowerment and Social Justice and ORDER, Science and Society: Who Cares?