Meet the Faculty: Sara Christiansen

Dec 19 2019

Meet the Faculty: Sara Christiansen


Position: Director of College Counseling

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


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  • Dr. Kalpana M. Iyengar

    Sara is a wonderful faculty member at Keystone, who is pivotal in our children’s college search process. My son (Mohan) unfortunately did not have the opportunity to work with Sara, but my daughter (Gowri) did. Sara was attentive to details, parental involvement, and the students’ aspiration of colleges. I highly commend Sara’s willingness to work with each student wit the tedious college application process.
    Thank you, Sara!

    December 24, 2019 at 12:13 pm

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