Sandra attended the United States Naval Academy in the first year that accepted women. Upon graduation she began her military career as a Navy Public Affairs Officer. Rising to the rank of Captain, Sandra retired from the Navy after 30 years, having gained extensive experience across virtually all areas of public relations.
While Sandra was still serving in the reserves she led communications efforts at several critical research sites for a global biotechnology company.
Sandra’s key areas of expertise include creating and executing media relations, reputation and crisis communications strategies; providing advice and counsel to senior executives; and identifying, building and leading high performing teams.
Sandra holds a Bachelor of Science in Oceanography from the US Naval Academy.