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Development and Communications Associate
Sarah Stoss is the Development and Communications Associate for Girls Inc. of Long Island. Sarah received her MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Stony Brook Southampton in 2020, and her BA in Psychology with a minor in Writing and Rhetoric from Stony Brook University in 2016.
While pursuing her education, Sarah gathered over five years of experience in higher education administration and communications. She began her career at Suffolk County Community College as a College Aide. Sarah went on to work as a Writing Tutor, as well as a Professional Assistant in Disability Services and Admissions, where she advocated for students with disabilities and recruited high school students at college fairs and open houses.
In addition to her work at Suffolk, Sarah received a graduate scholarship from Stony Brook Southampton, which included the opportunity to work as both a graduate assistant and a teaching assistant. As a graduate assistant, Sarah curated the reading series on campus and promoted it on social media. Sarah also served as the Assistant Editor for the program’s literary journal, The Southampton Review. As a teaching assistant, Sarah designed and taught her courses with the mantra the personal is powerful in mind. She assigned literature from diverse authors and encouraged students to write about and discuss topics that had a significant impact on their lives, such as discrimination, abuse, and sexual assault. Sarah is passionate about female empowerment and gender equality. Her creative writing is centered on complex, powerful women, and her coursework as a psychology major worked toward understanding the individual and systemic factors that contribute to gender discrimination. Sarah is dedicated to sharing Girls Inc. of Long Island’s impact and value and strives to ensure every girl feels strong, smart, and bold.