Sarah Scott Chang, Director
Sarah joined Student Accessibility Services in 2016, but has worked in disability advocacy since 1997. As Director, Sarah is responsible for facilitating accessibility for students across campus. She also has an active caseload of both undergraduate and graduate/professional students. Before coming to Yale, she worked in many areas of disability support including serving as a direct support disability advocate, managing residential facilities for adults with developmental disabilities, and as an accommodations coordinator at Washington University in St. Louis. Sarah graduated cum laude with a B.S. from University of Missouri St. Louis, and later earned 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 cooking Korean food at home or hiking Connecticut trails with her family and Old English Sheepdog, Coco.
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.
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.
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.