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Meet Your Young Professionals Steering Committee Member: Sarah Wiggins Donovan

Sarah is currently the Global Admissions & Program Coordinator for the Experiment in International Living, a program of World Learning in Brattleboro, Vermont. She has been living in Brattleboro, Vermont since 2014 and attended SIT Graduate Institute, where she earned a Master’s in International Education. She liked the vibe so much, she decided to stay in Vermont after graduation. You may not have known it, but Sarah met her husband at a Mexican restaurant while in Ulannbaatar, Mongolia! They were married this summer in Vermont!

One of her favorite parts about SoVermont is being able to travel to three different states in a matter of 20 minutes. To this day, it still blows her mind! Maybe that is because she’s from the Midwest. She grew up in the Kansas City area, where it can take hours to get to a different state. The opportunity Sarah sees for young professionals in Southern Vermont is the easiness of getting involved.  She feels that young professionals are able to have their voice be heard, whether that is serving on a board, running for a local government position or just attending town meetings.

Sarah joined the Southern Vermont Young Professionals Steering Committee in 2017. She enjoys getting involved in the community; she currently volunteers at the Windham County Humane Society and is the secretary for local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) branch.  In her free time Sarah enjoys being outdoors, reading fiction, playing trivia, and walking her Sato dog, Bobby. Sarah’s biggest accomplishment that she holds most dear is her two-year term with the Peace Corps in Erdenet, Mongolia.

Attend one of our events to meet Sarah and talk with her about all her traveling experiences, and why she’s chosen Brattleboro as her home base!