Sarah Gould Wright
Sarah currently works at North Carolina State University for the Student Support Services TRIO Program ensuring low-income first-generation college students are competitive applicants for graduate school and career employment upon earning a bachelor’s degree. She also serves the greater campus community as Co-Chair of the campus Steering Committee on Student Food and Housing Security at NC State and Chair of the community Steering Committee on Student Food and Housing Security at NC State. In these roles, I work with housing insecure and homeless students in a myriad of capacities. To meet the mission of her different roles at NC State, she started several new programs. One is a podcast for TRIO students by TRIO students, Beyond The Bell Tower Podcast. Two, a partnership between TRIO and Wake County DHHS was established to increase the number of eligible students applying for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
Before NC State, Sarah worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters Services, as well as the University of Connecticut, the University of Maine, and the University of Massachusetts.
Sarah earned an M.Ed. in Counseling and Psychological Services from Springfield College (Springfield, MA) and a B.S. in Sport Behavior from West Virginia University.