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Sarah Scott Chang, Director

Sarah began as Associate Director in 2016 and transitioned to Director in 2018. Before coming to Yale, she worked in many areas of disability support including serving as a disability advocate in Joplin, Missouri, managing residential facilities for adults with disabilities, and as a disability coordinator at Washington University in St. Louis. Sarah earned a B.S. from University of Missouri St. Louis and a J.D. from University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill. She grew up in rural Missouri and identified as a first-generation and low-income student. Sarah is a Fellow at Jonathan Edwards College. When Sarah’s not working with students, you can find her hiking Connecticut trails with her family and Old English Sheepdog, Coco.

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Erin Braselmann, Associate Director

Erin joined Student Accessibility Services in 2018. Prior to joining SAS, Erin worked as a Director of a disabilities office at her former institution. Erin earned a B.A. from Concordia College and an M.A. from the State University of New York at New Paltz.  Erin has been dedicated to academic diversity and access and equity in higher education during her career. In addition to her role at Yale, Erin is also an adjunct faculty member at Southern Connecticut Univeristy. While she’s away from the office, Erin spends time with family, friends, good food, and great books.

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Susan Olson, Associate Director of Accommodations

Susan Olson DIV’93 joined SAS in 2019 after fifteen years in student affairs work elsewhere at Yale. Her responsibilities are largely in exam accommodations and training.  She has a Master of Divinity from Yale, a Master of Arts in Counseling from Michigan State and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Illinois.  Susan is a fellow in Branford College (go squirrels!) In her spare time she enjoys music, writing, watching Yale sports and spending time with her daughter. 

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Carolyn Barrett, Sr. Administrative Assistant

Carolyn is the Sr. Administrative Assistant of the office and serves as the principal source of information to students and staff. She schedules and coordinates meetings and appointments for all office staff.  Outside of work, Carolyn enjoys spending time with her family, at church and with her grandson RJ.