Sarah James is a junior Feb from Cleveland, Ohio. During her gap semester, Sarah traveled independently to Cambodia to teach English to children infected with HIV and interned at a human rights law firm. Sarah is an English and American Literature major. She is a graduate of Middlebury’s MiddCORE program and interns at the organization throughout the school year, serves as a peer writing tutor, is heavily involved in the planning and execution of February Orientation, and will be a Community Assistant for Atwater Commons next year. Additionally, Sarah is a founding member of and student advocate for MiddSafe, Middlebury’s first and only peer support system for victims/survivors of sexual assault. Sarah is passionate about feminism, sustainability, and education reform.
Previously, Sarah interned in Inverness, California at the Global Oneness Project, an organization that curates and produces stories (articles, photo essays, short films and documentaries) that “deepen learning and empower change.” Sarah worked on a collaboration with TED Education and on her own independent nonfiction-writing project.
Sarah’s 2015 summer was divided into two primary chapters: the first, where she lived in New York City and worked remotely for an organization called Partnership with Children; and the second, where she studied abroad at the University of Oxford in England through the Bread Loaf School of English.