Sara grew up in rural Alabama and then traveled to the top of a Tennessee mountain to graduate with an English Literature degree from the University of the South. She also holds a Master’s in Public Administration in 2009 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (Go Blazers!) and immediately upon graduation moved to Alabama’s Black Belt to launch several micro-enterprises. She’s worked on Jones Valley Teaching Farm’s educational programming, designed and implemented a comprehensive food-based model in Good School Food, and developed community partnerships for Teach for America in Eastern North Carolina. Sara joined VFA as Director of the Southeast Region and now as VP of Programs, she is responsible for ensuring that we develop and implement consistent, high-quality and data-driven programming for Fellows and Alumni at Training Camp, nationally and on the ground in our VFA cities.