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Sarah Velen

Sarah Velen

Information and Events Service Specialist


BA, Liberal Arts, with a focus on Sociology and Social Work, The Evergreen State College

How did you get here?

I grew up in the East Bay and managed a floral shop specializing in lifecycle events for over 15 years. I built diverse customer service, client retention, employee training, management, and project management skills. After selling the business, I expanded my customer services, events, client relations, and project management skills by working in various contract positions. I am excited to expand my knowledge in Career Engagement.

What’s the best career advice anyone has given you?

Trust your instincts. They will give you the first signs that the position or company is right for you. 


I love walking my terrier-mix dog, Willa. I also enjoy hanging out with family and friends, knitting and crocheting, reading, playing board games and trivia, and seeing performing arts and movies.