University of Vermont

Center for Cultural Pluralism

Saludos comunidad! I am Sarah M. Childs, Assistant Director of the ALANA Student Center. In this position I focus most of my efforts on supporting the ALANA student community via programs, direct services and collaboration with colleges and departments across campus. My goal is to enable students to be healthy in all manner of ways so that they may be as successful as possible in college and beyond. Sisterhood Circle and the ALANA Student Center Orientation are a couple examples of programs I oversee.

Aside from my professional role, I am also a native of Tucson, AZ. Upon completing my studies at Northern Arizona University in Elementary Education and UVM in the Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration Program, I worked in Texas and Indiana. Since being back in Vermont I have begun doctoral studies in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. My research interests focus on Latin@ college students and even more specifically on the undocumented student community. I am interested in exploring the psychological impact that immigration status has on individuals, the influence of family on college student completion and factors that help or hinder undocumented student success in college.

If you have any questions or just want to chat, my door is always open.