Adler Staff Star: Meet Sarah!

November 2018 Adler Staff Star: Meet Sarah!
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Sarah W.
Manager of Development

What do you enjoy the most about working at the Adler?
I have the best job: I get to be a storyteller and ambassador for the Adler out in the community, and invite the community to be a part of what we’re doing at the Adler. The Adler team is so passionate and talented, it’s always a joy to say, “join us!”

What is one of your favorite memories from your time at the Adler?
A couple of years ago, my 80-year-old grandparents came with me to an event here. The Doane Observatory was open that night, and they saw the Pleiades through the most powerful telescope they’d ever used. It was a fantastic lesson for me that you’re never too old to have your world expanded!

Why, in your opinion, is space freaking awesome?
There are so many insane space facts, but for me, what makes space freaking awesome is simply how it unites us all on Earth. The vastness of space compared to our tiny planet we call home reminds me how connected we all are and how important it is for us all to be looking out for one another.

What do you like to do outside the Adler?
I have a special place in my heart for middle schoolers, and volunteer with a youth group/mentoring organization called Young Life. We hang out at least once a week, and our activities range from crazy—playing frisbee with a squid!—to serious, walking them through whatever life is throwing at them.

Share one interesting fact about yourself!
Our friends are convinced that our cat is imaginary—she’s so shy she hides whenever my husband and I have friends over, no one else has actually seen her! Who knows, maybe she’s a figment of our imaginations too!

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