Sarah Estrada

Sarah Estrada

Sarah Estrada

Program Coordinator – Phoenix, Tucson, and San Diego
JVC Syracuse 14

Fun Fact: Big fan of basketball.

What passions and experiences brought you to JVC’s staff?

My year as a JV and my semester in the Casa Bayanihan alternative study abroad program brought me to work on JVC’s staff.

Where did you go to college and how did the experience shape you?

During my undergraduate career at the University of San Francisco, I traveled to Spain, the Philippines, and Brazil, where I worked with local communities and learned about justice issues facing the urban poor. These experiences helped me see the face of God in the poor and understand the practice of accompaniment.

What do you like to do in your free time and why do you enjoy doing it?

I enjoy reading and watching the news to stay up-to-date on happenings in my community and in the world. I also enjoy discovering new music on Spotify.

How would your friends or family describe you?

They would say I am someone who eats and laughs a lot.

What social justice are you most passionate about?

I’m passionate about racial justice, issues about homelessness and urban poverty, immigration reform and refugee resettlement. I’m also passionate about international issues and analyzing the U.S. role in global politics and society.

What is most rewarding about your role at JVC?

The ability to walk along individuals doing the work of confronting social injustices and walking with marginalized individuals.