Sarah Meyers leads ESI’s interdisciplinary environment and sustainability education programs. Working with both faculty and students, she focuses on ideas that serve those most deeply engaged in global issues, as well as those embedding sustainability in their “mainstream” practice. Along with managing the Environment and Sustainability Minor, she has motivated the “infusion” of sustainability in MIT’s GIRs and introductory subjects, the development of First-Year Discovery and Experiential Learning subjects, and the creation of the MIT Fall Career Fair Sustainability Initiative with associated career development curricular materials.
Sarah began her career as a high school math teacher. Over the course of ten years, she taught in both public and private schools in the Boston area. Subsequently, she received her MBA and Sustainability Certificate from the MIT Sloan School of Management (’12), focusing her studies on aligning economic, social and environmental practices with business strategy. She then joined Wellspring Consulting, where she consulted for nonprofit and social sector organizations on business and financial management, strategic planning, operations and organizational design. Sarah returned to MIT to work on the next phase of growth for ESI’s interdisciplinary environment and sustainability education portfolio, allowing her to come full circle.
A native of California, Sarah enjoys paddle boarding, kayaking, whitewater rafting and hiking. She also enjoys playing piano and guitar, singing and dancing. She is proud to be the wife of Rabbi Daniel Berman and mother of daughter Elie and son Mica.