Our People – March 2017

Sarah (Woodward) Schmidt

WHAT’S YOUR ROLE WITHIN UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT?
Associate director of development, College of Business 

WHERE DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR HOMETOWN?
Fresno, Calif.

WHERE DO YOU CALL HOME NOW?
Fort Collins

TELL US SOMETHING UNIQUE OR UNEXPECTED ABOUT YOU.
Prior to my career in advancement, I was a professional equestrian (show jumping).

WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO GIVE OF YOUR TIME, TALENTS, TREASURES?
All things education. CSU, my alma maters, and helping my husband’s student-athletes (coach's wife).

HOW DO YOU RECHARGE?
Time with my family, working out, riding horses.

Sarah Miller

WHAT’S YOUR ROLE WITHIN UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT?
I am an advancement data specialist for Constituent and Gift Information. 

WHERE DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR HOMETOWN?
Palmyra, N.Y. (a suburb of Rochester, N.Y.)

WHERE DO YOU CALL HOME NOW?
Longmont

TELL US SOMETHING UNIQUE OR UNEXPECTED ABOUT YOU.
I have a great love and appreciation for music! I participated in all-state choir in high school and played harmonica and flute in two different bands in college. Most of my family members are musically inclined, and we have a blast making music together at family gatherings!

WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO GIVE OF YOUR TIME, TALENTS, TREASURES?
I have a masters degree in education and really enjoy helping people figure out their skill sets and different methods of learning that work best for them. I’ve tutored English language learners and have also worked with autistic students and adults recovering from traumatic brain injury to assist them with maintaining independence and daily life skills. I am fascinated by the many ways people can learn! I hope to find some great volunteer opportunities here in Colorado once I get a little more settled in. (I moved here very recently).

WHAT’S YOUR SUPERPOWER?
Empathy, compassion, patience