Sara leads the Fund’s awareness building efforts, overseeing the strategic communications of a wide variety of Fund initiatives, including The Two Tomorrows, The Paradox Prize and job hubs. She also stewards member engagement and communications. Sara grew up in Warren, and is proud to be a part of its industrial heritage, having worked at a now-shuttered steel mill while pursuing a bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University. Prior to the Fund, Sara spent several years as a business journalist, first in Cleveland then in New York, where she found herself covering Wall Street during the financial crisis for The Associated Press. A volunteer experience inspired a career shift. After earning a master’s degree in public service from DePaul University in Chicago, she spent a short time slinging pies at a bakery before returning to Northeast Ohio to work for the Fund. Mom to James and Lillian, Sara enjoys practicing yoga and spinning records when she can.