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Sarah StanfieldAs Counselor and Coordinator for Academic Interventions, Sarah advises students in the College of Arts and Sciences.  She helps students identify and implement successful strategies to help them return to Good Standing with the University.

Sarah is a first-generation college student that earned her BA in History with a minor in Social and Economic Justice from UNC-Chapel Hill and her MEd in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from UNC-Greensboro.

Before joining the Academic Advising team, Sarah served as a College Advisor with the Carolina College Advising Corps, where she assisted high school students as they navigated the college application and financial aid processes.   She also worked to provided student support to college students as an Academic Coach at Winthrop University.  She remains dedicated to assisting students to navigate college through efforts to help them thrive at the University.

How do you identify yourself?

A Black Woman. Educator. First-generation college student. Southern. Lover of laughs.

List three things that people would be most surprised to learn about you.

  1. I love dark roasted coffee.
  2. I don’t like cold weather BUT I love watching the snow fall.
  3. I love to travel, but I didn’t take my first flight until I was 24 years old.

Whom do you admire and why?

I admire my dad. He is a kind, honest man and everyone loves to be around him. He built his own successful business and has always encouraged me to work hard and dream BIG.