Sara Pavao

Research Administrative Assistant

Before moving to Portland, Sara lived in San Francisco where she completed her BFA in printmaking and painting. Sara has worked in administration, art galleries and also opened a restaurant focusing on local, organic and homemade foods, serving vegans and meat eaters alike. She went back to school in 2013 to study Industrial and Organizational (I/O) psychology and discovered a love of research. After working as a research assistant for the Portland State University psychology department, Sara happily found the Helfgott Research Institute. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in I/O psychology within the next few years. In her free time Sara enjoys hiking, painting and reading while lounging in the sunshine.