The Weinberg Institute is delighted to welcome new staff member Sarah Heineken, who joined the department on October 21 as Student Administrative Assistant. In addition to advising students, Sarah will be assisting with Graduate Certificate administration, and contributing to departmental events.

Sarah was born and raised in Ann Arbor. She recently graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Masters in Cross-Cultural and International Education and a TESOL Certificate. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in German Studies, Economics, and International Studies from Oberlin College. Her research interests include refugee education, teacher candidate training, and second language acquisition. Sarah was also a 2016/2017 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Dresden, Germany. She is passionate about study abroad and is fluent in German, can speak beginner conversational Spanish, and is currently learning Dutch.

Sarah’s role will be divided between the Weinberg Institute and the Department of Linguistics, and she will be working in room 934 Weiser Hall several days each week.