Sarah comes to Incite with five years' experience in the non-profit sector. Her background in advocacy and grassroots community mobilization will enhance Incite’s ability to assist clients in reaching their target audiences and bettering people’s lives.
What charity or cause are you personally passionate about and why?
I’m incredibly passionate about advancing the rights of women and girls. My experiences working with women around the world have shown me that women are remarkably resilient—often in the face of incredible hardship—and have the power to positively transform communities when given the tools and space to contribute effectively. I truly believe that empowering women and girls socially, politically, and economically will make the world more sustainable, secure, and prosperous, for the betterment of all communities.
What is the coolest concert you have ever attended and why?
Seeing Radiohead’s In Rainbows tour in Virginia in 2008. The day of the show, DC was hit by a monsoon-like storm. We made it to the venue just on time, but the roads flooded and many attendees couldn’t get to the show. The small crowd that was able to get in went wild on the lawn while it torrentially down-poured and Thom Yorke rocked out—all to the backdrop of thunder, lightning, and incredible lightshow effects. It was awesome. And very, very wet!
What do you like most about working at Incite?
Incite is the perfect combination of compassion and passion. My colleagues care greatly about each other and their communities, and are dedicated to creating positive change in the world. They make coming to work every day fun and inspiring.
When you are not working, what kinds of things do you like doing?
I love spending time with close friends and family, trying new restaurants, seeing live music, and running dogs from the Austin Pets Alive shelter around Lady Bird Lake. Some of my favorite things also include yoga, curling up with a book, the beach, hosting dinner parties, and playing lawn games while enjoying a beer.
Why is making a difference in people’s lives important to you?
From a very young age, my parents helped me recognize that not everyone was as fortunate as us, and that not all people had the support system, privilege, and access to resources that we did. Realizing this greatly shaped my world view and has always been the motivation that drives me to want to help others. When you can make a positive impact in someone else’s life and really see what happiness it brings them, that feeling of joy is contagious. What goes around comes around!