Meet Sara

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For the past twelve years, speaker and life coach Sara Nowlin has been on a mission to deliver a powerful message to students about Radical Self Acceptance.

Serving as an Adjunct Professor, Sara teaches Public Presentation at Marist College where she focuses on developing students’ self confidence and empower them to use their voice. She is also honored to be partnering with two therapists in The BE Program, a cutting-edge online program transforming food and body struggles.

She has served as Program Director for Girls’ Leadership Worldwide at the Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Center, an international program that empowers adolescent girls to become the next generation of social justice leaders. As a consultant with leadership training company DKBWAVE, Sara has worked with National Urban Fellows, The Salvation Army, and the Mayor’s Office of NYC.

During her five years as an English and Social Studies teacher, Sara delivered presentations to middle school students that gave them life skills to lead successful lives, while staying true to who they are. She also served as an educator adviser to Challenge Day, whose powerful program was featured on Oprah and documented in MTV’s reality series “If You Really Knew Me.”

Sara has been published in the best-selling book, Speaking Your Truth: Courageous Stories from Inspiring Women, Volume 2, and was a regular contributor to the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Sara obtained her B.A. in Sociology and History, specializing in race, gender and sexuality, from Lehigh University. She holds a Teaching Credential from St. Mary’s College and did graduate work in Counseling Psychology at John F. Kennedy University.

Currently living in Poughkeepsie, New York, in her free time, Sara loves to dance, travel, and watch ESPN.

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