About Sarah Philbrick

Current Activities Sarah’s primary responsibility is to provide population, housing, and employment projections to help inform the agency's plans and policy objectives. She also oversees the agency's database of past, present, and future development in the region to help the agency better understand development and housing trends, and conducts other research activities in support of sustainable regional planning.

Past Experience Sarah spent one year as a Land Use and Transportation Analyst with the Data Services department before her current role as Socioeconomic Analyst. Prior to joining MAPC Sarah worked as a research assistant at The Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise. There she analyzed and updated statistical profiles of mid-sized cities in New England. This work was used to aid the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston with its Working Cities Challenge competition. She was co-author and research coordinator of the report “Data Profiles of Massachusetts Gateway Cities.” Sarah also spent one term with the NASA DEVELOP Program where she worked with the USDA assessing apple orchard suitability in Washington State using climate models and NASA Earth Observations.

Education and Professional Affiliations Sarah graduated with a Masters in Geographic Information Science from Clark University in August, 2016 where her studies focused on land change science.

Sarah holds a B.A. in Economics, also from Clark University, where her research focused on urban structure and commute patterns in Worcester, MA, 1918.

Areas of Expertise Scenario modeling, demographics, socioeconomic modeling, land change models, land change science, urban economics.

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