Guided by the principle that all people have inherent worth, Sarah’s work is committed to the betterment of those around her. She is a deeply relational person and truly values feeling connected to others through hearing their stories and finding common ground. She Is excited to work with local changemakers to make a more just and equitable Southern California.
Sarah joins the team at Blue Garnet as a Senior Analyst, after working in business and education. At an online retail company, she helped streamline the compliance processes between vendors, quality assurance, merchandising, and sourcing teams. With her experience in analyzing trends and performance for external partnerships and internal processes, Sarah brings business acumen and a keen eye for promising opportunities. Before that, she was an Academic Advisor at her alma mater, UCLA, where she mentored students in their academic and professional careers, fueling her passion for developing and serving others. With her student affairs experience and training, Sarah cares deeply about equitable access to education.
Sarah graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2018 from UCLA with a degree in Global Studies, and minors in Asian Languages and Geography. Having grown up in Los Angeles, and raised by Japanese immigrant parents, Sarah loves learning about different cultures and customs. During her free time, she loves thrift shopping, trying new restaurants, and going to live music and sporting events.
Get to know Sarah:
Top 5 strengths: Connectedness, Developer, Belief, Empathy, Adaptability
What’s your “why?”
Having lived in Los Angeles my whole life, I have always had a keen awareness of the injustice and inequity in our city and our society at large. I believe that we all benefit when every individual has the opportunity and resources to pursue their greatest potential. I am inspired to work in social impact to put these convictions into action and bring forth change in LA and beyond.
A movie that never gets old:
Any of the Harry Potter movies!
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
The power of healing (like Julieta Madrigal in Disney’s Encanto)
A transformative book:
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
A quote that inspires your work:
“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.” Isaiah 1:17