Sarah Wade joined the Advancement team at SERC in March of 2019, capitalizing on her love of the history of the Chesapeake, public engagement, and the environment. As the Advancement Assistant, she is responsible for handling gifts and donor stewardship, working closely with the Director's Circle, managing the Public Tour program and planning and executing events for the public. She also works closely with the Science Communicator to facilitate and moderate the Virtual Earth Optimism Lecture series. She graduated from Drew University in 2011 with a B.A. in History and a minor in Political Science.