Sarah Leat is an assistant professor of social work at the University of Memphis. She earned her doctorate from the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas. Sarah has experience working with women experiencing intimate partner violence and victims of crime. Sarah’s doctoral research primarily focuses on service provision and utilization by survivors of intimate partner violence. Sarah is particularly interested in how the built environment (i.e. the structure, location, design of service agencies and transportation networks) impacts survivors’ abilities to access services and survivors’ outcomes, such as future experiences of violence and overall health and well-being.