After studying and traveling extensively throughout Europe, Sara decided that home, and the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum is where she belonged.
Upon graduating from Our Lady of Lourdes High School in 1996 Sara attended Dutchess Community College. After completing an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts she enrolled in the State University of New York at New Paltz to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in art history. From SUNY New Paltz, Sara deepened her education on the subject by studying in London, England and Florence Italy though the college’s study abroad programs.
Sara returned home and was hired by the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum in 2002. Immediately she fell in love with the Poughkeepsie based non-profit organization and its mission. Working her way from designing and delivering interactive art history workshops to coordinating the museum’s guest services, she began to learn the business of the Museum from all aspects. She was quickly promoted to manage the museum’s volunteers and later oversaw public events such as festivals, puppet shows and more. Galas and other large events followed, as did fund-raising work.
In 2012, Sara was named director of public, media and corporate relations. This position enabled her to connect with her community, grow the organization she loved and further develop her professional skills as a museum professional. In 2016 Sarah began working for the Half Moon Theatre as their Public Relations Director.
Sara has been recognized as the Junior League of Poughkeepsie’s Volunteer of the Year; is the recipient of the 40 Under 40 Award by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce; and in 2014 she was featured in a story by the Poughkeepsie Journal, highlighting her as a Young Professional in the Hudson Valley
Sara gives back to the community by giving her time to the Ambassadors Club, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, and is a former board member of the Junior League of Poughkeepsie.
“Maintaining a healthy balance in all aspects of life, staying connected to the community and continuing to grow personally and professionally are how I stay fulfilled. I seek out mentors who I respect and whose personal and professional values are in line with mine. Our Lady of Lourdes gave me a foundation to strive for quality and remain compassionate.”