Sara is a not-for-profit geographer at Mkuyu Guiding School in Tanzania, where she periodically assists in teaching ecology, environmental ethics and English language. She is currently working on her research thesis in collaboration with Mkuyu to investigate African approaches to environmentalism and more-than-human geographies at the bush school.
Coming from a conservation biology background, Sara has worked on a range of ecology projects, including her own undergraduate study of inverterbrate-specific trophic population dynamics of platypuses, water rats, and water birds in mining catchment areas. She has also been involved in studies of Australian birds and desert bats, and elephant movements and conflict mitigation in Zambia.
At home in Australia, Sara works as a geography teaching assistant, and counsellor. She tutors university classes in the environmental humanities and indigenous-focussed resource management, and provides mentoring support to young people from mental health and refugee backgrounds. She uses these skills to guide the Lioness Ladies Mentoring and Watoto Bush Club programs at Mkuyu Guiding School.