Sarah Zeller-Berkman

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Sarah works at The Mozilla Foundation and is Project Coordinator, Building Connected Credentials Project, recipients of a DML Trust Challenge development grant.

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Sarah Zeller-Berkman, PhD is the Project Coordinator for Mozilla’s Building Connected Credentials.  Sarah also directs the Intergenerational Change Initiative (ICI) at the Public Science Project, CUNY Graduate Center and is the Coordinator of Youth Studies Initiatives at the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Institute for Worker Education, School for Professional Studies. Sarah has spent the last 17 years as a practitioner, researcher, evaluator and capacity-builder in the field of youth and community development. Trained in Social-Personality Psychology, she has worked in partnership with young people on participatory action research projects about issues that impact their lives such as sexual harassment in schools, incarceration, parental incarceration, and high-stakes testing.  Her publications include articles and chapters in the Journal of Community, Youth and Environments, The Handbook of Qualitative Research, AfterSchool Matters, New Directions for Evaluation, Globalizing Cultural Studies, and Children of Incarcerated Parents. She is committed to using participatory design principals, youth-adult partnerships, a critical participatory action research approach and the latest technical tools to be part of a larger movement to shift the status quo with/for young people.

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