Sarah Seames

Affiliation: McKeen Center
Director of the McKeen Center for the Common Good

Sarah works with students, faculty, staff, and community partners to foster collaboration between the College and communities in ways that enhance student learning and benefit the public good. In addition to directing the Center, Sarah supports faculty and students with community-engaged learning opportunities, manages the Center's alumni network, and coordinates the Leading for the Common Good student development series. Sarah has previously served on the Brunswick Teen Center board of directors, the Family Selection Committee of Habitat for Humanity / 7 Rivers Maine and the Volunteer Engagement Advisory Committee for the United Way of Mid Coast Maine. She is currently a commissioner for the Town of Brunswick Recreation Commission

Sarah’s interest in dialogue facilitation, educational reflection, civic engagement and public policy and her experience with non-profit organizations inform her daily work with students. Before coming to Bowdoin, Sarah coordinated community service programs at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and promoted student civic engagement at the state level in her work with the New Hampshire and Maine Campus Compacts. Nationally, Sarah has served as a Youth Engaged in Service (YES) Ambassador for the Points of Light Foundation, based in Washington, D.C. Sarah completed her BA in Sociology and Business at New England College and Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Management at the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School for Public Service.