After graduating from Wheaton College with a degree in communications, Sara moved to Texas with her husband, where she found a job in auxiliary services at the University of Texas Health Science Center. She then relocated to Seattle, where she began a part-time position at Seattle Children’s for two months—which quickly turned into 10 years.
Variety is what keeps Sara’s work interesting. Some days she’s tracking equipment for audit purposes—other days, she’s dealing with security incidents with local police. Her favorite days are the ones where she works with event coordinators to make sure that whatever event they’re producing runs smoothly, from start to finish.
“What gets me excited to come to work every day is problem-solving. The bigger the problem, the more exciting it is. What I really enjoy is crafting a new process or tweaking an existing process to solve the root cause of a problem.”
“My manager is fantastic. She and I have been working together for a number of years now. We bounce ideas off of each other all the time, and I really find her to be a very good role model. She’s patient, she listens, she helps problem-solve, she never panics, and she really trusts her people.”