Faculty & Staff

B.A. Spanish, magna cum laude ('14)

J.D., magna cum laude, Pepperdine University School of Law

Sarah is originally from a small town in Virginia but came to Kirksville in 2010 to attend Truman. She majored in Spanish and, after graduating, taught high school Spanish in Milan, MO for two years. Her experiences in education spurred her to apply for law school because she believed lawyers had the tools to work in the areas she felt most strongly about. She attended Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, CA from 2016-2019. Upon graduation, Sarah worked at a national labor and employment firm, counseling employers on how to prevent discrimination and other workplace problems. She then spent two years serving as a federal law clerk for the Honorable Andre Birotte, Jr. in Los Angeles and the Honorable James E. Graves, Jr. in Jackson, MS. She loved the work and the chance to learn about what justice truly looks like. After clerking, Sarah decided to start her career at Husch Blackwell with the goal of helping employers become the best citizens they can be so, in turn, they can help employees, families, and communities. She missed teaching terribly though and is very excited for the opportunity to engage with Truman students and the community here.