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Sarah Brown

Sarah has long been a passionate student of the built environment. She is concurrently pursuing her Master in City Planning through MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, where she is focusing on city design and development. At MIT, Sarah works as a research assistant at the Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism. This past summer, Sarah worked for Asiye eTafuleni, a South African non-governmental organization, where she conducted research on real estate and infrastructure investment for an informal marketplace in Durban. She also interned with Goody Clancy, a Boston-based planning firm, where she examined the potential of public-private partnerships in the institutional campus planning space. 

Prior to MIT, Sarah lived and worked in New York City as an associate at Lazard Asset Management. Under the supervision of senior investment professionals, she serviced sophisticated institutional investors and supported a book of business with over four billion dollars in assets. 

Sarah received her Bachelor’s degree in American Studies, concentration in Built Environments, from Yale University. She grew up on the South Shore of Boston, and enjoys all activities water-related.