Sara is the Principal Engineering Manager for the Partner Catalyst Team at Microsoft. Sara and her team work closely with open source communities, customers, and partners to help them be successful on Microsoft platforms Prior to that, Sara was the site director of Microsoft's New England Research & Development Center, where she led the team responsible for building the new campus, the company's local tech and community outreach, and the Garage Intern accelerator program. Sara joined Microsoft in 1991, and has worked on wide range of products and technologies, including Windows, Internet Explorer, the .NET Framework and MSDN, in a range of roles including Technical Evangelist, Program Manager and Product Unit Manager. She also held roles leading Developer Relations at Macromedia and Adobe. Sara has a BS in Computer Science and Math from the University of Puget Sound. She lives outside of Boston with her husband and two children.