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Sarah Villarreal, Ph.D.

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Sarah Villarreal, Ph.D., based in San Diego, California, has over 20 years of grant writing experience with demonstrated successes across a wide range of competitive funding opportunities including federal, state, and foundation/corporation. Sarah’s grant writing successes have also supported a wide range of sectors/fields including healthcare, behavioral health, community development, technology, innovation, and education. She has successful experience writing HRSA, SAMHSA, CDC, NIH, NSF and Department of Education grants. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two boys and two dogs, cooking (not baking) and watching Food Network cooking battles.

“I love the learning that I get to do as part of the project research and grant writing process. From hand transplants to robot building to the latest innovations in addressing social determinants of health, I’ve learned so much about the incredible work being done by IFP clients to better the world.”