MPH, Community Health Sciences, University of Illinois, Chicago
Sarah Wagener is the Manager of the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being, an initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation facilitated by Chapin Hall. Wagener is responsible for managing and implementing the fellowship's key strategies and strengthening its partnerships and network. She designs and implements peer learning opportunities for fellows, directs relationship- and partnership-building to support fellows' development, and creates and disseminates communication strategies to engage stakeholders. Most recently, Wagener has been working with fellows in a series of strategic planning meetings related to sustaining the fellowship network beyond its current cohort model.
Prior to joining Chapin Hall, Wagener's work at academic institutions and nonprofit organizations was focused on health and education needs of youth and students. Wagener has been committed to supporting students' well-being and development, whether serving in program management roles at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in research and consultation roles at the MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice and the Chicago Department of Public Health, or collaborating directly with young people at the National Institute for Reproductive Health and in Chicago Public Schools.
Wagener holds a master's degree in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and a bachelor's degree in Drama and in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a proud AmeriCorps alumna and Albert Schweitzer Fellow for Life.