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Sarah Blanchard
Coordinator of Leadership and Community Engagement


Sarah serves as the coordinator of leadership and community engagement. She joined the Holden Center team in 2017 after she graduated from the University of Oregon, receiving her BA in international studies and Spanish.

Sarah has worked on a variety of Holden Center programs, including Alternative Breaks, the Wilderness Institute for Leadership Development (WILD), LeaderShape, and more. As a program coordinator, her goals is to develop accessible and transformative student experiences. A key focus in all her programs is community development, internal reflection, and self-empowerment.

While in college Sarah received a certificate in backcountry leadership, and she embarks on outdoor adventures whenever she gets the chance. Sarah is also an avid reader, and aims to read a least 50 novels every year. Other hobbies include playing the piano, being involved in environmental education, and spending time with friends.