In 2012 Sara graduated from Hope College with degrees in psychology and women’s studies. She then went on to receive her master’s in social work from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Throughout her career, she has worked as an outpatient therapist, victim advocate/prevention educator and clinical social worker for a substance use disorder clinic. Currently, Sara is the program coordinator for the Intimate Partner Violence Association Program at John D. Dingell Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Working in both the micro and macro areas of social work, Sara has gained a broad range of experiences and knowledge. Her leadership in the field was developed at Hope. “My understanding of leadership shifted when I was at Hope to fostering skills as a servant leader, which are central to my job as a social worker,” she said. Sara leads with compassion and is an excellent example of a hopeful leader.
Hope College is proud to honor Sara Duhr ’12 Bazydlo with the 2022 10 Under 10 Award. The 10 Under 10 Award honors emerging leaders who are making significant contributions by living out their callings; engaging in the local and global community through professional and/or volunteer involvement; and using their education to think about important issues with wisdom and clarity. Award recipients also communicate effectively to bridge boundaries that divide human communities and act as agents of hope living faithfully into their vocations. Designed for alumni who are within 10 years of graduation, these awards are presented by the Hope College Alumni Association. Make a nomination today.