Sarah Pope, MA, JD

Sarah Pope received her BS, with a major in biology and a minor in Spanish, from the University of New Hampshire in 2000.  She received her joint JD/MA degrees in 2007.  Her MA thesis is entitled “Personal Assistants and Collaborative Decision Making: Promoting a Better Balance of Autonomy and Well-Being for Adults with Moderate, Mild, and Borderline Mental Retardation.” Since graduating she served as law clerk to the Deputy Presiding Judge Philip Volland of the Alaska Superior Court in Anchorage, Alaska and a faculty facilitator for Ethics in the Health Professions course at the University of Colorado, in Denver, Colorado. She has also worked with physicians and medical staff around the globe to develop a global health website for the Albert Schweitzer Foundation that will enable future leaders in medicine, public health, law, and policy in locating worthy endeavors abroad to support and serve with. Sara is currently a contracts manager for Tetra Tech, a provider of environmental engineering and consulting services, in Arlington, VA. Her professional and academic interests include issues surrounding limited guardianship, concerns of children with special healthcare needs as they transition to adulthood, and whether there can be a symbiotic relationship between public health and patents. 

Representative Publications

Selected Presentations

The Alaskan Experience (Professional and Personal) – Somersworth Rotary Club, 2008

Albert Schweitzer Project Presentation–Albert Schweitzer Commencement Ceremony, 2006

Albert Schweitzer Mid-Term Conference, 2005-2006

Speaker - Children's Hospital Steps for Success Transition Training, 2005