Sarah Van Dyck is an Industrial-Organizational (I/O) psychologist who specializes in mixed methods research, blending and translating quantitative data with qualitative audio, visual, and narrative sources. She partnered with Lorenzo Triburgo for Spring/Break Art Fair and represented SoMad, creating a grotto for their project Shimmer Shimmer. Sarah is the Director of Operations at SoMad.

Sarah Van Dyck (She/ Her)

Director of Operations at SoMad

Shimmer Shimmer


Her research centers on gender and identity at work, occupational health psychology and disparities in underrepresented populations, and LGBTQIA research in applied settings. Sarah earned her PhD in Applied Psychology from Portland State University in 2021 and has conducted research with organizations such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System, and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Center on Work-Family Health and Stress.

In past and current collaborations with her partner, Lorenzo Triburgo, she created For Love Understood In Desire, Monumental Resistance: Stonewall, and Shimmer Shimmer—video, performance, and photographic projects that represent a call to action to fight for the issues she addresses in her research and life’s work. Sarah and Lorenzo live and work in Brooklyn, New York.