Sarah Rand is a senior communications specialist at AIR. In this role, Rand supports AIR’s critical mission of making research relevant and accessible to practitioners through a variety of strategies including public events, social media and blogging, workshops, data visualization, and innovative reporting techniques. Prior to joining AIR, Rand led communications efforts and was an associate project director at Outlier Research & Evaluation at the University of Chicago. Her work at the University involved a wide variety of both research and evaluation projects focused on improving STEM education. Previously, Sarah taught elementary science in Washington and Wyoming.