Sharon firmly believes that education enables people to lead happier and healthier lives with increased autonomy and opportunity. Working in the international development sector has deepened her passion for social mission driven work, specifically around programs that support individuals facing systemic inequities. Joining the Summer Search team in 2017, she is excited to focus her efforts domestically to impact the lives of the next generation of American leaders. Sharon is deeply committed to Summer Search’s “pay it forward” mentality which allows for strong cross-sector partnerships with foundations, corporations, schools, summer programs, and alumni across the globe. Summer Search’s holistic approach and evidence-based outcomes motivate her to strengthen fundraising operations. With a strong background in accounting and project management, she is excited to work creatively towards new business development strategies for the continuity of these effective programs. Sharon graduated cum laude from Northeastern University in International Affairs and Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (French). She is a proud Bostonian who can’t seem to take the coordinator hat off outside of work. She enjoys planning snowboarding and rock climbing outings for her and her friends. She admits, though, that her first love is travel, and has been known to take off on a solo trip abroad to explore on her own from time to time.