Sarah-Jane is an EMMY-nominated film-maker, story design expert, and passionate abolitionist who believes great education and great stories can change the world. Born in Ireland and educated in France, SJ earned a BA from Auburn University and PhD from Princeton. She is also a graduate of the Ecole-Normale and an alumna of the UCLA professional program in screenwriting, where she studied under chairman Richard Walter. She is a tenured associate professor of creative writing and great texts at Baylor University and the founder of StoryRhetoric (storyrhetoric.com). SJ’s career in both research and film focuses on the power and art of story design. She is committed to projects with broad social impact and won and EMMY-nomination for her first documentary PRIMARY CONCERN (primaryconcernmovie.com), produced by Livingston+McKay and distributed nationally on PBS. She is currently filming INEFFABLE, also intended for PBS, and a short film, WHAT IS ART?, aimed at sparking an international conversation about why the arts matter. Upcoming projects also include story consultant and associate producer credits on the second and third installments of the NEFARIOUS documentary trilogy on sex trafficking and IMBA MEANS SING, the story of the African Children’s Choir. Her first feature film, NORMAL LIKE ME, is scheduled for production in 2015. SJ lives in Austin, TX but travels frequently to both coasts. She can also be found practicing her salsa routines or heading up the first English translation of the Old French Moralized Ovid for the National Endowment of the Humanities. She is represented by Livingston+McKay (www.livingstonmckay.com/talent-rep).