Sarah Barnes as a Child Sarah Barnes as an adult

Sarah Barnes

Title: Manager of Special Policy Initiatives
Phone: 303-620-4571

Sarah serves as the Manager of Special Policy Initiatives for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she works across the organization and with external stakeholders to develop and oversee the implementation of the Children’s Campaign’s engagement on strategic policy priorities  Prior to joining the Children’s Campaign, Sarah taught middle school English and worked as an Interventionist at Pioneer Charter School in Denver. She was a 2011 Teach For America corps member. Prior to teaching, Sarah worked as an attorney in Denver. Sarah earned a BA in English from Midland University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan.

Things You May Not Know:

Hometown: North Bend, Nebraska
College: Midland University, University of Michigan Law School
Major: English, J.D.
Favorite Children's Book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Favorite Thing About Life In Colorado: So many ways to get outdoors!
Favorite Denver Restaurant: Raices Brewing Company
Worst Job You’ve Ever Had: Detasseling corn by hand.
Dream Job: Owner of a used bookstore.
Job You Wouldn't Do In A Million Years: Anything involving spiders.
Your Greatest Extravagance: Buying books.
Favorite Colorado Getaway: Any place with great hiking trails.
Favorite Sports Team: Nebraska Cornhuskers and Michigan Wolverines
Favorite News Personality: Nina Totenberg
Night Owl or Early Bird: Night Owl
Thing You Can’t Live Without: Coffee and Books
Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Talent You Would Most Like To Have: To speak another language really well.