Sarah Slates received her MSSW, MA in Gender Studies, and graduate certificate in Latin American and Latino Studies from the University of Louisville. While at University of Louisville, Sarah worked as a research assistant on projects related to peer mentor and community health worker models for addressing health-related disparities. Her practice experiences include social welfare policy analysis and advocacy (with an emphasis on children and families) as well as project management (with a focus on health equity in rural communities). Sarah is currently a teaching and research assistant as well as a social sciences research mentor for the Hanna Holborn Gray Fellowship program. As a teaching assistant, she provides guidance and instruction for MSS students in research design and quantitative and qualitative methods. Her recent work as a research assistant includes a focus on macro social work practice and microaggressions in the social work classroom.
Research and Scholarly Interests
Sarah’s current research focuses on family and medical leave and social work education.