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Profiles: Sarah Holloway '88


Sarah Holloway '88
Management Consultant

Hometown: New York, N.Y.

Bowdoin ties: Member of the Class of 1988, with a degree in art history.

Current title: Management Consultant to Nonprofits, Foundations and Government; part-time professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Website/blog/Twitter: I am an active emailer and still enjoy talking with friends in person.

The most challenging part of my job: Trying to stay focused. So many things interest me that I often get sidetracked. Teaching has surprised me. I don’t love lecturing, but I love interacting with students, and it feels great when I realize I actually do know more than they do.

Favorite part of the morning: Cappuccino.

Greatest career influences: My mother worked in the nonprofit sector, so I grew up pretty conscious of the world around me. It took a while for me to realize, however, that mission-driven work would be my passion. Now I focus on what issues or sectors I care most about—education and the environment at the moment.

Read recently: The only books I read these days relate to my teaching. I am in the middle of a book by Muhammad Yunus.

Next vacation: Somewhere warm, and with my eight-year-old daughter.

Gadget I could not do without: Definitely my BlackBerry.

Newspaper: print or online? Online.

Posted March 07, 2011