Sarah Rhee

Program Associate

Sarah supports the Foundation team through event and project management, research, and operations.

Sarah became a teacher because of the profound impact education had on her life as first-generation immigrant. With a deep gratitude to the teachers who worked hard to help her prepare for a successful future, and hoping to do the same for other young people, Sarah joined Teach For America after college. She taught high school English in the Mississippi Delta, a remote rural region still affected by a history of racial discrimination and inequity. There were many challenging circumstances within the community, but what moved Sarah the most was the relentless hope of her students. She found tremendous joy in their successes, and she pushed them to work hard and dream big.

Sarah holds a B.A. from Virginia Tech and is a proud member of Hokie Nation. She is an avid reader, fitness enthusiast, and passionate advocate of the Asian/Pacific Islander American community. Sarah is also a volunteer with the Prison University Project, teaching a college-level English course to inmates at San Quentin State Prison.

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