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About

The heart of my work is supporting racial equity at the intersections of education, environment, health, and economy.

 

I enjoy bringing bold visions to life. Whether it be plotting organizational strategy, crafting a detailed grant proposal, or shaping values-aligned organizational practices, I have a knack for taking what feels big – even chaotic – and making it clear, compelling, and mission-centered.

I have raised over $13 million dollars for organizations during my time as an in-house grant writer, capacity strategist, and consultant. The organizations I work with focus on a variety of social justice areas, including: racial justice, anti-trafficking, environmental justice, youth organizing, elder care, health, animal welfare, housing, arts activism, and international development.

 

I am a licensed social worker and bring a relationship-driven, systems-conscious lens to everything I do. I earned my Master of Social Work at the University of Michigan with a focus on Afrocentric social work and community organizing. With an interest in conflict resilience, I trained in mediation at the Social Justice Mediation Institute in Amherst, MA. I earned my B.A. in English and religious studies magna cum laude at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI.

 

I'm a Wisconsin native and live in Saint Paul, MN with my partner, cats, and puppy.

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Images show Sarah in community organizing spaces, speaking, and facilitating.

"Her work was always thorough, detail-oriented, and thoughtful."

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"Sarah is a tremendously talented non-profit professional. Her work was always thorough, detail-oriented, and thoughtful. Her knowledge of the grants landscape is extensive and helped expedite the process of identifying funding for new projects. In addition to stellar work, Sarah is a kind and wonderful colleague to work with."
 
- Maureen Devine-Ahl, MK Fundraising Solutions

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