Growing up in Yonkers, Sara was interested in finding a university that was near her so she could visit her family whenever she desired. She attended school at Good Counsel and was able to obtain a scholarship provided from the school, which only two graduating seniors get every year. That was one of the reason senior Communications and History major Sara had attended Pace University. Other two contributions that influenced her attendance at the school was the 3 + 3 law program and the great internship opportunities offered at Pace University.
Her time at Pace has been very eventful and successful. In Fall of 2014, she was the feature editor for the school’s newspaper, The Chronicle. Before that, she had also worked as the opinion editor for one year. She has written stories on student organization Pace Drama Alliance, informing the student body about upcoming productions. She had also wrote a piece on changing the sexual assault policy on campus, which was right before the President had sent out a statement on the policy. Besides contributing to the Pace community through her writing, she has been very involved in community service, especially through CCAR.
Last year for both Fall and Spring semester, Sara had helped out the Spring Fling that CCAR hosts for students with disabilities. The program, called The Successful Learning Center, would participate in the spring fling held at Pace. “Although we only danced and hanged out with the kids, this small impact was huge for them. Any small opportunity that Pace offers allows me to leave a big impact for others around me,” said Sara. Being able to take advantage of the great opportunities offered at Pace is what many students like Sara do.
One of the many jobs that Pace offers is at the writing center, which is where Sara works at. She helps and assists other students with their writing. Having only one semester left at Pace, she wants to continue to work at the writing center and keep helping others on their writing. Sara really enjoys helping others, which is why she wants to be a person undergraduate students look up to. When she was a freshman, juniors and seniors had helped her navigate at Pace and now wants to help others just like how they helped her, “Helping other students not be confused about their classes, degrees, and advising is what I want to do. I want them to know they are not alone and the community is here for them.”
Picking her favorite memory wasn’t so easy, since she has made so many great memories, but the one she picked happened to be with CCAR and the SLC lunch program. Along with Caitlin Kelly of CCAR, they preformed an Irish dance for the SLC lunch program in the setters lounge. Not only did they dance, but they also showed some dances to the children. For the children who were in wheelchairs, they taught them a with hands the dance, which the kids really enjoyed. “It only lasted for half an hour, but it was a very fun opportunity, seeing the kids really enjoy themselves and making their St.Patricks day special,” said Sara about her favorite memory.
Sara has only one semester left at Pace, but plans to do as much as she can. She will be interning during the summer, which Pace has helped her find one. She hopes to find another internship for the fall semester, gaining more experience for her future. Although she has taken the environmental clinic class, she will be taking it again to see if she could make a difference in environmental law.