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Sara   Kaufman MS

Communications Manager

Sara Kaufman received her undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University. Following two years in journalism she worked in administration at the Parkinson Center of Oregon at Oregon Health and Science University, and in communications for over three years as Communications Coordinator for the office of Graduate Medical Education at OHSU.

Sara earned her master’s degree in Communications at Portland State University with a research emphasis on ethnography, language and social interaction.

In her current role, she reports to the dean and is responsible for internal and external communications.


Journalism, San Francisco State University (BA)
Communications, Portand State University (MS)


Kaufman, S., Poulsen, S., Kapoor, P. (2016). "Meeting, Matching, Bonding: A Communication Ethnography of a Humane Society."  Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Animal-Human Bond Conference, interdisciplinary.net, Oxford, United Kingdom

Kaufman, S. (2012). “You Can See it in Their Eyes”: A Communication Ethnography of a Humane Society. Paper presented at the International Communication Association, Phoenix, Arizona