San Antonio, TX
As an incoming freshman, Sara discovered a need to improve communication opportunities for students with hearing loss on campus and in the local community. She organized an American Sign Language (ASL) Club to spread awareness of hearing loss and help build a stronger community that engaged all students, including those with hearing loss. As club president, Sara teaches ASL and works with club members to provide signing for extracurricular events. She also proposed and wrote a new school CART policy to better support students who have difficulty hearing at a distance in classrooms or larger lecture halls. For her contributions, Sara earned both her college’s Emerging Leader and Leadership & Service awards.