Hometown: Tulsa, Okla.
High School: Jenks High School
Major: Sociology and anthropology, minor in religion
Possible Career: International relations
Sarah graduated from a large public school in suburban Tulsa in 2005. Instead of directly entering college, she decided to take a year off to volunteer with Mother Teresa's order, The Missionaries of Charity. She worked in Harlem at a shelter and soup kitchen for the homeless before moving to Chester, PA to work as a live-in volunteer at a home for women with AIDS. During her months of volunteering she continued with one of her favorite high school activities, taking black and white photographs, for which she has received several awards.
In high school, Sarah was captain of her club soccer team and a member of her school's nationally ranked Varsity Soccer Team. She also volunteered as a counselor at a camp for disabled students and was secretary of Students Improving Jenks Club.
In the summer of 2007, Sarah spent a month working on a farm in Costa Rica before heading to the Honduras to work with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Sarah spent spring semester 2009 in Mexico; first she spent two months in Guadalajara then traveled south to San Cristobal de las Casas to live with the Sisters of Charity and work with the indigenous people in Chiapas. The threat of the swine flu caused the college to bring the students home earlier than planned.
This past summer she headed to Tennessee with friends to farm in a Quaker community to learn more about sustainable farming and living.