A native of Southwestern PA, Sarah Slater graduated from Houghton College with a Bachelor of Science in International Development and Business Administration. While at Houghton, Sarah wrote for the campus newspaper, served on the Student Conduct Committee, and was involved in spiritual life on campus as a chapel deacon. Over the past year, she completed an honors thesis on mission change in Christian international development organizations. Sarah spent one semester in Romania working with a youth development organization and studying Romanian culture and language, and also took a month-long academic trip through the Balkan peninsula. She was passionate about urban development and public transportation, and loved investing time and energy in Pittsburgh. She served at the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG).