Sarah Baker is a freelance writer. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of Art New England magazine, a producer at NPR, and a book editor at Simon & Schuster and Viking/Penguin.
She has written or produced stories on kids and competition; teaching empathy; sibling rivalry, sibling creativity; Stradivarius violins; Caravaggio’s light; The New Yorker festival; fighting childhood obesity; Ruth Reichl; how to ride a bike in Boston; a mall Santa; free-writing; self-publishing; the maze of e-books; a burlesque dancer; rooftop gardening; Jefferson’s veggies; Dr. Mohammed Eisa from Darfur; and bespoke education. She has written reviews for Art New England and blogged for Misstropolis.com about her time taking back to basics cooking lessons. She wrote a personal essay about building community through a dying beech tree for The Christian Science Monitor and about overcoming her childhood asthma for WBUR’s CommonHealth blog.
Her bachelor’s degree is from University of California, Los Angeles. She received an ALM in Journalism from the Harvard University Extension School in 2015. She is a foodie, a yogi, a biker, a backpacker, a traveler, and a culture junkie—books, theater, art, dance, film, whatever. She is 54-years-old and lives in Cambridge, MA.
She can be reached at Sarah_Baker1@msn.com