Expected Graduate Date: May 2018

Sarah Lautenbach

  • MNAL, Levin College - Cleveland State University (expected May 2018)
  • B.A., Psychology & Double Minor in Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University
Where are you from? 
Cleveland, OH
Current Employment:
Position Title: 
Advancement and Marketing Coordinator
Place of Employment: St. Martin de Porres High School
Job Duties: Saint Martin de Porres High School is a Catholic, college-preparatory institution that combines innovative academics with a unique work program preparing students of modest means to become men and women of faith, purpose, and service. In her role as the Advancement and Marketing Coordinator, Sarah oversees the operations of the Advancement Department, provides administrative support to key staff members, and manages the school's marketing initiatives. 
Why did you decide to attend Levin?
I began working in the nonprofit sector after I graduated from college, and quickly realized that I was in the right place. Not only did I feel like I was doing meaningful work, but I was inspired by the network of people and organizations making a difference in our city. Many of my colleagues encouraged me to consider Levin and I'm glad I did! It is affordable, close to where I work, and has wonderful reputation in the city.
Who or what inspires you? How?
I'm inspired by the generosity of people who give so much of themselves to help others that they do not know, without expecting anything in return. I'm also inspired by individuals who have big ideas to make a change in themselves or their community and pursue them with grit and tenacity.
What issues are you passionate about?
While I'm passionate about many things, I believe that every child should have the chance to lead a happy and healthy life and pursue their dreams regardless of their circumstances.

What’s your favorite thing about Northeast Ohio?
The people! Whenever I return from a trip, I know that I'm home when I interact with the people here. This area is beautiful mix of individuals from different walks of life, cultures, and religions.

What’s Northeast Ohio’s best kept secret?
The Wade Lagoon in University Circle is beautiful at any time of the year, but it is absolutely stunning right after the sun comes up. That view never gets old!

What’s your favorite Levin memory so far?
I was lucky to have Dr. Nancy Meyer-Emerick as an instructor during her last semester before she retired. Not only was she a wonderful teacher, but she brought a wealth of experience from her professional background into the classroom and helped to make some abstract topics seem more accessible. The last class of the semester was very special. I think everyone got a little emotional!