Sara Barek leads product strategy and development at Harmony Institute. Before joining the Institute, she served in client facing, strategic, and operational roles at various tech startups — most recently at qbeats, a group that created technology to dynamically price content based on current market demand. Sara also worked at ClearForest, a natural language processing software company acquired by Thomson Reuters, where she ran engagements with Fortune 500 and other leading companies, and at Kamoon, where she managed all components of the software implementation lifecycle. Sara graduated Middlebury College cum laude.  Even though Sara is a committed resident of New York City, she takes every opportunity to head to the Hudson Valley to hike, garden, and get creative in the kitchen. She actively supports her boys’ local downtown NYC public school and volunteers with RiverKeeper, an organization that protects the Hudson River and its tributaries.