General Information

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Executive Staff Director

Room A135, Psychology Building Addition, Busch Campus

(848) 445-2973 


How She Can Help

  • Funding Opportunities: Identify grant opportunities that further Center initiatives, as well as facilitate writing and submitting them for review.
  • Strategic Support: Evaluate and execute on ideas that further Center initiatives.
  • Conference & Workshop Organization: Brainstorm and help execute on collaborative meetings and workshops.
  • Professional Development: Support the professional development of students in Cognitive Science. For example, editing professional materials such as CVs and research statements.
  • Rutgers Student Opportunities: Pair students with Cognitive Science related opportunities within the Rutgers community.


Sara has a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Rice University with expertise in the areas of memory, aging, and neuroscience. She has 10+ years’ experience in a university setting where she conducted empirical research, designed course curriculum, and wrote large scale grants. She recently comes to us from industry (CEB – Now Gartner), where she led a quantitative team in the design, analysis, and implementation of data-based solutions for HR executives.

Click here to view Sara's CV.



Contact Info

Sara Pixley
Executive Staff Director
RuCCS, The Center for Cognitive Sciences 
152 Frelinghuysen Road, A135, Busch Campus
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854
Phone: (848) 445-2973 / Fax: (732) 445-6715