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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, studying international studies, Spanish, and backcountry leadership.

Sarah coordinates the Leadership Workshops, Leadership Lounge, Leadership Coaching, and Leadership Summit. In the past Sarah has overseen 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.

Sarah’s hobbies include rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, backpacking, playing the piano, and drinking loose leaf tea. Sarah is also an avid house plant collector, and prides herself on her ability to bring dying plants back to life.