Meet the Faculty: Sara Christiansen
Education: BA Kenyon College, MA University of Michigan
What did you do before you came to Keystone: I worked in admissions at both Trinity University and Kenyon College, and in Academic Advising at the University of Michigan. My first job out of college was at a museum in New York City.
Why do you like working here: I think I have the best job in the world! I love working with the talented, motivated, fun, and interesting Keystone students. I love traveling the country visiting colleges and learning about all the wonderful places where you can get an education.
Hobbies/pastimes: I have three young kids who keep me quite busy. In any free time, I enjoy traveling with our family- recent trips include Norway, Iceland, and Mérida, Mexico, hiking/exploring Texas Hill Country, and visiting art museums.
Something (personal or professional) you’re proud of: I’ve run a marathon, climbed one of the highest mountains in Colorado, and was captain of my high school cross-country ski team. Most importantly, I have the pleasure of reminding students daily that where they go to college is not as important as what they do when they get there.
Favorite/inspirational book: Jonathan Kozol’s Savage Inequalities was a book I read in college which made me passionate about working in education.
Favorite quote: “The capital-T Truth is about life before death. It is about the real value of a real education, which has almost nothing to do with knowledge, and everything to do with simple awareness; awareness of what is so real and essential, so hidden in plain sight all around us, all the time, that we have to keep reminding ourselves over and over: “This is water.” “This is water.” David Foster Wallace