Sara joined the University of Oregon in 2021. She has a master's degree in Adult & Higher Education from the University of South Dakota, and a BA from Grand Valley State University in English Language & Literature with a minor in Writing. Sara has over 15 years of previous work in higher education, having most recently served as the Director of Student Success at Front Range Community College. She has also served as the director of student conduct, interim director of residence life, and has experience in orientation, chairing a CARE team, and advising student governments. Sara is a certified mediator, and has training in ombuds work through the International Ombudsman Association.