Sara joined the GRC as the Assistant Director for LGBTQ Student Initiatives and Administration in June 2017, and was named the Interim Director of the GRC in July 2020. In this role she oversees the administrative operation and strategic growth of the GRC. Additionally, she provides provides pastoral care for LGBTQ students, advises PRISM ND, and assist with training related to LGBTQ and Ally student needs.

Prior to joining the GRC, Sara served as an Assistant Director for Residence Life at the University of Montana, a Resident Director for Loyola Marymount University, and a Residential Education Director at Washington State University. Sara received her BA in Electronic Media from St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul, MN, her MA in Higher Education Administration from Washington State University in Pullman, WA, and her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership- Higher Education from the University of Montana in Missoula, MT.

In her free time, Sara enjoys spoiling her dogs Trigger, Auri, and Salvador, gardening, quilting, and doing projects around her house.

Favorite quotations

"There is no thing as a single issue struggle because we do not live single issue lives." - Audre Lorde
"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." - James Baldwin
"What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pale in comparison to what lies inside of you." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"This is water, this is water." - David Foster Wallace

Education

  • B.A. in Electronic Media from St. Catherine's University, St. Paul, MN
  • M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership- Higher Education from University of Montana, Missoula, MT