As Program Director of Community Studies and instructor with the INVST Community Leadership Program, Sabrina’s professional purpose is to help young adults decide upon a livelihood that emphasizes reflective action for social and environmental change. She is passionate about fostering community and creating affordable housing options in Boulder County, and is president of the Boulder Housing Coalition Board.
Service-learning, community leadership, participatory ed, democratic ed and co-created, community-based learning, organizational development & curriculum reform, especially regarding leadership training, lobbying & working in campus, city, state & national political systems, Nonviolent Communication, Nonviolence Trainer for direct action & civil disobedience, grassroots organizing, innovative young adult ed, with a focus on Peace Ed & Sustainability Education
EDUC 4800 - Special Topics
Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
Designed to meet needs of students with topics of pertinent interest. May be repeated up to 18 total hours.
FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
Provide first year students with an immersive experience in an interdisciplinary topic that addresses current issues including social, technical and global topics. Taught by faculty from across campus, the course provides students with an opportunity to interact in small classes, have project based learning experiences and gain valuable communication skills. Seminar style classes focused on discussion and projects.
INVS 4402 - Nonviolent Social Movements
Explores theories of democracy and development in relation to movements for nonviolent social change. Focuses on means and ends, spirituality, leadership, decision-making, civil society, cooperative economics, ecology and decentralized powers.
INVS 4931 - Community Leadership in Action, Part 1
Develops students' expertise as community leaders. Under the supervision of an instructor and a community advisor, students design a community-based project. Recommended prerequisite: admission to INVST CLP. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
INVS 4932 - Community Leadership in Action, Part 2
Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
Develops students' expertise as community leaders working for a just and sustainable world. Under the supervision of an instructor and a community advisor, students learn organizational and leadership skills by designing, implementing and evaluating a community-based project. First-hand experience provides students with a deepened understanding of the complex issues facing humanity, and competence with solution-based strategies. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
LEAD 4000 - Leadership in Context and Emerging Challenges: A Capstone
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
Integrates leadership topics and experiences students pursued through the Leadership Studies Minor. Using advanced critical thinking skills, the seminar requires students to evidence their knowledge, competencies and skills related to leadership theory and practice through examining contemporary leadership challenges. Further, the seminar directs students to justify decision-making processes, demonstrating their ability to synthesize prior knowledge to effect desirable, ethical outcomes.
global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)