- BA: History and Theater, Alfred University, 2006
- MA: Public History, Northeastern University, 2008
Sara is a 2006 graduate of Alfred University majoring in History and Theatre with a minor in Women’s Studies. She also holds a Masters Degree in Public History from Northeastern University. During her time as an undergraduate at Alfred University, Sara was part of the inaugural class of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor’s Society on campus, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and helped revive the previously lapsed Alfredian Dramatists student theatre club. She also stage managed numerous productions, appeared onstage once or twice, and graduated in the honors program with a thesis focusing on the place of theatre in the Western European and American discussion of women’s suffrage. This project included directing an abridged production of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.
Sara discovered her love for working in higher education through a part-time position in the registrar’s office at Saint Anselm College while pursuing her masters degree in New England. When she moved back to the area, she moved away from a career in historic preservation and interpretation and into Admissions. This position allows her to help people find the path they need to reach their career goals, or perhaps to find new career paths along the way.
These days, when not traveling to graduate fairs or working with applicants as they navigate the graduate admissions process, you can find Sara advocating for local theatre and performing arts opportunities in rural locations. She is the current president of the board of trustees of the Keuka Lake Players, a community theatre organization that welcomes performers of all ages and experience levels. She also loves Doctor Who, all things Lin-Manuel Miranda, and spending time with her family at nearby Keuka Lake.
I look forward to working with you throughout the graduate application process. I wanted to pass along a few tips that might be helpful as you get started.
· Give yourself plenty of time, especially if you are applying while finishing up your undergraduate work.
· Contact recommenders early and follow up to make sure they have all of the information you need.
· Label all materials clearly with your name and the program you are applying to.
· Ask for help. Use the resources available to you – your mentors, people you have shadowed or interned with, your career center, and, of course, me!