After graduating from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Studio Art and a minor in Folklore, Sarah Lerner moved to Washington DC to work as an intern at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. From 2016 to 2018, she served as the director of events at Dupont Underground, a cultural organization transforming a public work – the subterranean streetcar station in Dupont Circle, Washington DC – into a new public infrastructure to support creative exchange. Her work in folklore and the activation of historic spaces inspired Sarah to pursue a MS in Historic Preservation at the Weitzman School of Design. During her two years as a student, Sarah worked as a freelance architectural photographer, a teacher’s assistant, a student curator in the Architectural Archives, and the curatorial intern at the Tenement Museum in New York City. Sarah is waiting out the pandemic in Carrboro, North Carolina, with her dog Yoko.