In addition to directing the SABES Center for Education and Career Planning, Sandy is the Director of Career Pathways at the National College Transition Network, also at World education. She provides technical assistance, training, and project leadership on college transition and career pathways initiatives. She works within and across the adult education, workforce development, and community college systems to equip each to better support low income adults realize their education and career goals.
Sandy is the lead author of the College Transition Toolkit and edited the Integrating Career Awareness curriculum guide. She developed and wrote the Integrating Career Awareness and Navigating Pathways to Opportunity online professional development courses offered by the CECP.
Prior to joining the College Transitions team, she directed a career ladders project called Partnership for Automotive Career Education (PACE) at the Asian American Civic Association in Boston where she facilitated collaboration among community based organizations, postsecondary and secondary education institutions, and private-sector employers. She also directed a large community-based ABE/ESOL program in Boston and was active in a number of city and statewide adult education planning and advocacy efforts.
Sandy also brings deep expertise in community education and human services. She worked as a counselor/advocate and has trained and supervised volunteer counselor/advocates staffing a domestic violence shelter and 24-hour hotline. She also served on statewide domestic violence team at the Massachusetts Department of Social Services where she provided case consultation and developed risk assessment protocol and implementation training to child welfare, law enforcement, and community agencies.