From PNCA to the Peace Corps
September 06, 2019
For Sarah, serving in the Peace Corps was a dream she had since she visited Myanmar as a child. When asked what prepared her for her Peace Corps service, she cited her participation in Student Life at PNCA. She was Treasurer of the Student Council and President of the Outdoor Club. She was involved in many volunteer and service projects while at PNCA and completed an internship at Design Me Textiles in London 2018.
Sarah's thesis was entitled: Coming of Age as a Burmese American Artist. Sarah is living in Portland until she leaves for Myanmar and has been working as a TA in the Printmaking Department.
Sarah Saaristo, PNCA BFA Printmaking 2019 has been invited to serve as a Second Education English Teacher in Myanmar, departing January 18, 2020.
Joe Robinson, PNCA OC+D 2019 has reinvigorated East Creek, his family's property, to share his love of anagama wood fired ceramics