Sara is the first full-time Executive Director of Wholesome Wave Georgia, a nonprofit organization working to increase access to and affordability of nutritious, local foods for Georgians living at or below 130% of the poverty line. Prior to this role, Sara worked as a Public Health Consultant for Deloitte Consulting LLP, supporting clients at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health non-profits including the Flour Fortification Initiative. Prior to joining Deloitte, Sara served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru where she worked side by side community health promoters and youth health educators to implement Healthy Homes and Schools programs, impacting over 40 families and students in five primary schools. Sara earned her Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in African Studies and Sociology from Emory University, and is a graduate of Atlanta Regional Commission’s Regional Leadership Institute. When she isn’t working, Sara can be found ravenously reading, riding her bike around town, and in deep conversations with friends and family.
Lessons from the Show
Sara talked to us about her time with the Peace Crops, her experiences working in the corporate sector, and her move into not-for-profits, and offered us many wonderful lessons that point us towards an authentic, happy and fulfilling life and career including:
- It’s important to take the time for self-reflection and to get to know yourslelf;
- Once you know yourself, you can stay true to that and integrate it into your daily life;
- Great strength is to be found in community: giving support; receiving support; and dialog;
- All of these – as well as eating healthy food! – require behavior change, which is challenging and best undertaken in small steps.
You can contact Sara by email at Sara@wholesomewavegeorgia.org and you can find out more about her businesses at wholesomewavegeorgia.org.
This is episode # 141