Sarah Marr ('16), Sociology Major

Sarah Marr ('16), Lifting the City’s Most Vulnerable People

Sarah Marr graduated from Gonzaga with a BA in Sociology in 2016. Following graduation, she moved to Portland, Maine to serve through Jesuit Volunteer Corps. She lived in an intentional community and worked full time in the kitchen at Preble Street, a resource center for the city’s most vulnerable people including those who are homeless or new to the city. For Sarah’s senior year thesis at Gonzaga, she studied the topic of homelessness in America, so working with those in that population first-hand was very eye-opening for her.

After one year of cooking and serving meals, she moved back to Spokane to pursue work in the non-profit world. Sarah currently works at The Arc of Spokane as a Community Inclusion Support Specialist. In this role, she works one-on-one with adults with intellectual and development disabilities, supporting them as they engage in community service, local events, and other preferred activities that allow them to build meaningful relationships and increase their social capital. Every person that Sarah works with is unique, and she enjoys seeing each person engage with their community in different ways and enjoy a full life.