Sara’s research examines how cognitive psychology—particularly narrative transportation theory—can contribute to our understanding of virtual reality stories and their impact on players’ feelings toward physical-world social issues. As part of her dedication to the study of social justice, technology, and community history, Sara also works with the RICHES program at UCF to collect and archive Florida history, and serves as director of oral histories on the GLBT History Museum of Central Florida’s board of directors. She has recently published in journals such as Visual Ethnography and Florida Studies, and has presented her work at a wide array of national and international conferences, including iDMAa, IEEE ProComm, and the Popular/American Culture Association.
Sara is currently teaches technical communication courses in UCF’s English department. She holds a Masters of Philosophy in Film Theory and History from Trinity College of the University of Dublin, Ireland and a Bachelor of Arts from Hunter College of the City University of New York.