University of Vermont

College of Education and Social Sciences

Doctoral Programs in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Sarah M. Childs (Ed.D. Program)

Sarah M. Childs
Sarah M. Childs

Saludos! I am Sarah M. Childs, Assistant Director of the ALANA Student Center at UVM. 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. Aside from my professional role, I am also a native of Tucson, AZ.  Upon completing my studies at Northern Arizona University in Elementary Education (2005) and UVM in the Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration Program (2008), I worked in Texas and Indiana in multicultural affairs.  I have been back in Vermont since January 2013and since returning 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.  


I enjoy family, friends, all sorts of cultural events, travel, music (especially Cumbia and other Latin genres), quests to find real Mexican food in New England and Benito Juarez (the greatest puppy ever). 

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