Sarah is a PhD Candidate in the Public Policy track of the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations at CEU. Her main research interests are in European Territorial Cooperation, EU governance, and the policy and decision-making processes of the EU's Regional Policy.
Her project is supervised by Prof. Dr. Uwe Puetter and investigates EU macro-regional cooperation in the Baltic Sea and Danube regions, with a special focus on governance dynamics and stakeholder interactions and motivations.
Sarah acted as a teaching assistant (TA) in the Comparative Political Institutions course of the CEU's MA in Public Policy programme (core course) - Fall Semester 2015/16 alongside Prof. Dr. U. Puetter and Dr. R. Csehi, and will be a TA in the MA course Institutions and Actors in the Policy Process at the CEU's School of Public Policy during the Winter Semester 2017/18 with Prof. Dr. U. Puetter.
During the Fall Semester 2017/18, Sarah will be a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for European Research in Maastricht (CERiM), based at Maastricht University's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. At the CERiM she will work under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Thomas Conzelmann.
Prior to joining CEU, Sarah gained an MA in European Studies from the University of Bonn, and a BA (Hons) in European Languages (FR, DE, IT) with translation and interpreting studies from the University of Salford, Manchester.
Sarah has more than seven years of EU public sector experience after having worked at the European Investment Bank and the European Parliament in Luxembourg, and more recently at the European Commission, Brussels.