Dr. Sarah Goldin, Partner, joins GLP inspired by her journeys as both a research scientist and a teacher leader for change initiatives at Greenwich High School, a large suburban school in CT. Sarah spearheaded the design and launch of GHS’ Innovation Lab, a school-within-a-school designed around student-centered, interdisciplinary project-based curricula and pedagogies. Her professional background in research science shaped her revamp of science curriculum in preparation for the transition to the Next Generation Science Standards, resulting in GHS’ unique Integrated Science/Honors Biochemistry course sequence. A passionate proponent of equity in learning, she was instrumental in the implementation of the GHS Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program, providing instruction and advocacy for students aiming to be first-generation college goers. In recognition of her contributions, Sarah was named the Greenwich Public Schools 2016 Teacher of the Year and was a Finalist in the 2017 Connecticut State Teacher of the Year Program. Prior to transitioning to education, Sarah pursued both an academic career in primary research science at Columbia University and a professional career in intellectual property law as a Patent Agent with Darby & Darby, PC. From these experiences, Sarah brings deep expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, metric selection and design, data analysis and project management.
Sarah graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a major in molecular biology. A sense of adventure then led her to South Africa for a year, where she earned a Master of Science (MSc) in Biotechnology at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She completed her formal education at Columbia University, earning a Master of Arts (MA), a Master of Philosophy (MPhil), and ultimately a doctoral degree (PhD) in Genetics and Development.