Dr. Sarah Uphoff is currently an Education Specialist for the Center of Diversity and Cultural Competence at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She brings with her a diverse educational background. Her B.S. and M.A. are in African American and Women’s Historical Studies from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. She holds a PhD from Texas State University in Adult, Professional, and Community Education. With over 20 years of professional experience in Higher Education, she has extensive experience in student and professional staff development and education. Dr. Uphoff has a deep commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging and Social Justice work and education. Much of her research background explores the power of storytelling through arts-based educational approaches, particularly through Spoken Word poetry.