University of Pittsburgh


Sarah Popovich, M.Ed.

Program Manager

Sarah Popovich is the Program Manager for the Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development at the University of Pittsburgh. In her role, Sarah manages the Hesselbein Global Academy for Student Leadership & Civic Engagement as well as other University of Pittsburgh programs that support the development of global leaders. Sarah earned a Master of Education in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland, College Park, a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising/Public Relations from Penn State University, and she is also an alumna of Semester at Sea. Sarah is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Management from the University of Pittsburgh and is expected to graduate in 2018.   


Sarah previously worked in first year experience at the University of Pittsburgh, in leadership programs at the University of Arizona, and in special events and programs at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union-Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland. Sarah is interested in developing students who practice culturally diverse leadership to create positive social change for their communities and throughout the world. 

Integrity • Excellence • Diversity • innovation • collaboration