A current student at New York University, Sara Ackerman will soon graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Metropolitan Studies. With a highly diversified level of academic, extracurricular, and work experience, Ms. Ackerman leaves NYU as a distinguished member of the Class of 2012, accumulating a number of notable achievements over the past four years. Near the end of her freshman year, Sara Ackerman joined NYU Dorot, where she continues to donate her time and energy toward community service projects. Sara Ackerman next volunteered at the American Jewish World Service in El Salvador over the summer, after which she returned to NYU, ready to branch out into other areas of campus and community activity. To this end, Ms. Ackerman began a Development Internship with Orthodox Jewish social justice and philanthropic group, Uri L’Tzedek, in which she fulfilled various donor outreach responsibilities in New York and elsewhere. In addition to her work at Uri L’Tzedek, Sara Ackerman entered into a two-year relationship with the Social Action Exchange program in fall 2009, which fosters a cultural and educational exchange between Jewish students in the United States, Israel, and Hungary.

In 2010, Ms. Ackerman continued to build upon her solid civic record by helping to organize the NYU Manicure for a Cure event, participating in the Collegiate Leadership Internship Program, and completing a summer internship at the United Jewish Appeal Federation of New York. The following year, Sara Ackerman further diversified her leadership experience as NYU Dorot Campus Volunteer Coordinator and through an internship at WaterAid America, a philanthropic organization that helps provide clean water and sanitation to developing nations across the globe. At present, Ms. Ackerman resides in New York City.

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