Sarah Wilson

Assistant Director for Engagement, Leadership & Society Initiative   

Sarah Wilson is the Assistant Director for Engagement for the University of Chicago Leadership and Society Initiative. In this role, Sarah supports LSI fellows in their selection of courses and through building connections with faculty, centers, and students across campus to maximize their fellowship experience and to support their unique learning goals. You can contact Sarah at

Sarah is passionate about supporting lifelong learners in their pursuit of knowledge and humanistic inquiry. Prior to joining LSI, Sarah managed the Adult Education program at the Newberry Library, where she administered hundreds of seminars in the arts and humanities for adult learners. Sarah also supported adult education initiatives through the Odyssey Project at Illinois Humanities and the Detroit Mercy Education Project. Sarah holds a PhD in Medieval English Literature from Northwestern University, where she taught literature and composition classes. She is excited about bringing her academic background and facility with research projects to bear in supporting the educational goals of LSI fellows. She also holds a BA in English and Philosophy from the University of North Texas.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, and ambitious baking projects.  

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