Sara Pula is a Program Manager at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Maryland, College Park, and worked in the publishing field for 10 years as an editor, writer, and manager on large government contracts, with such agencies as the Department of Education, National Science Foundation, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice (Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Sara received a Master of Education in Counseling from The George Washington University and worked as a School Counselor in Arlington, Virginia for 8 years. Her clinical experience also includes working as a mental health counselor for a non-profit agency, seeing private clients, and working as a counseling supervisor at the GW Community Counseling Services Center. She has also held research assistant positions with the Child Development and Behavior Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Office of Cancer Survivorship at the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health; and the George Washington University, Department of Counseling, Human, and Organizational Studies. Further, as an Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University, Sara has taught Child and Adolescent Development and Adult Development.
Sara is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree in Counseling and Counselor Education at The George Washington University. Sara’s fields of interest include trauma work, working with adolescents with intellectual and emotional disabilities, and self-esteem and body image in adolescent girls.