Sahar is a PhD. Candidate in City and Regional Planning at Ohio State University. She is interested in the intersections between the built environment and social equity. Her research experience involve work on neighborhood sustainability indicators, neighborhood child opportunity and issues of urban poverty. Her dissertation focuses on relationships between recent changes in sprawl in the United states and impacts on social equity issues.
Prior to coming to Knowlton, she her Masters degree in sustainable urban infrastructure form Masdar Institute, part of Khalifa University in UAE, and her Bachelor in Architectural Engineering from the University of United Arab Emirates in Al Ain, UAE.