Sarah joined the Spectrum Board in January 2015 and has lived in the community for two years. Her interest in Spectrum developed out of a desire to empower youth with the tools, resources, and networks necessary to live happy, healthy, and fulfilled lives. She serves as the Assistant Director of the Mosaic Center for Students of Color at The University of Vermont. In this position, she supports students of color via programs, direct services and collaboration with colleges and departments across campus. Sarah is from Tucson, AZ and, upon completing studies at Northern Arizona University in Elementary Education and at UVM in the Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration Program, she worked in Texas and Indiana in multicultural affairs. Since returning to Vermont, Sarah has begun doctoral studies in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Her research interests focus on Latino/a college students and more specifically on the undocumented student community. She seeks to explore the psychological impact that immigration status has on individuals, the influence of family on college student completion, and factors that help or hinder undocumented student success in college. Sarah enjoys family, friends, building community, exploring Vermont, travel, music (especially Cumbia), and quests to find real Mexican food in New England along with her puppy Benito Juarez.