• Sarah Ruszkowski MA

  • Research Specialist

    • MCRI - MCRI-National Farm Medicine
    • 1000 North Oak Ave. ML8 Marshfield, WI 54449


2019 to 2021:
MA, Migration Studies, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2011 to 2015:
BA, Communications and Spanish, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Work Experience

2022 to Present:
Research Specialist, Marshfield Clinic, National Farm Medicine Center, Marshfield, WI
2019 to 2022:
Program Assistant, University of San Francisco, International Student and Scholar Services, San Francisco, CA
2018 to 2019:
Communications Director, Bullis Charter School, Los Altos, CA
2016 to 2018:
Media Relations and Events Coordinator, United Community Center, Milwaukee, WI


Sarah is a research specialist at the National Farm Medicine Center. She works closely with Dr. Florence Becot, assisting with research projects that focus on the health, well-being and safety of farm families. Sarah earned a master's degree in Migration Studies from the University of San Francisco, previously working in the International Student and Scholar Services department. Her master's research project explored challenges and opportunities for alliance building among food justice focused organizations in the US, particularly between groups organizing for growers and farm workers. Sarah hopes to engage in participatory research methods that center the perspectives of families, farmers and farm workers in order to better understand the support systems that can improve their livelihoods.

Research Interests

Sociology of food and agriculture
Agricultural health and safety
Social stratification
Social movements
Agrarian and farm worker justice
Agricultural, immigration, and social policy
Qualitative analysis
Participatory research methods