Assoc. Extension Agent, 4-H
PhD, Biological Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh, 2022
BS, Evolutionary Anthropology with Criminology minor, Rutgers University, 2015
Sharon grew up in central New Jersey where she was involved as a 4-H member in several clubs, with a main project focus in the dog clubs. When she aged out of the program, she came back as a volunteer leader and became the youngest co-division chair of the largest NJ dog division. She helped her 4-H county break a Guinness World Record, started a new annual holiday event, and was awarded the US President’s Volunteer Service Award at the highest level for dedicating over 300 volunteer hours to 4-H. She became Rutgers Collegiate 4-H Vice President and attended national and regional collegiate 4-H conferences.
Sharon has worked at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, her local farm store, a paleoenvironment lab, and as a university teaching fellow and instructor. In the City of Alexandria, Sharon brings her experience to develop youth leadership, life skills, and citizenship through after school and outreach programming.
She is still a member of her home county’s 4-H Association and was awarded Outstanding Alumni in 2019. She is also involved in an Extension program where she serves military children all over the country.