Sarah Hughes as a Child Sarah Hughes as an adult

Sarah Hughes

Title: Vice President, Research Initiatives
Phone: 303-620-4527

Sarah Hughes is Vice President for Research Initiatives for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she leads the organization’s research and data analysis efforts, including the development and publication of the annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report, and provides research and data support to inform and advance the Children’s Campaign’s policy agenda. Prior to joining the Children’s Campaign, Sarah worked in communications and spent several years working and volunteering with kids in various capacities. She holds a Master of Social Work with a specialization in Advocacy, Leadership and Social Change from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in Business and Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis. She lives in Denver with her husband, son and their two crazy dogs.


Things You May Not Know:

Hometown: Pauline, SC
College: Washington University in St. Louis, B.S.; University of Illinois, M.S.W.
Major: Undergraduate: Marketing & Political Science; Graduate: Master of Social Work – Specialization in Advocacy, Leadership & Social Change
Favorite Children's Book: Julie of the Wolves
Favorite Thing About Life in Colorado: The fact that you could live here your entire life and never get bored – there’s so much to do!
Biggest Pet Peeve: For some reason the sound of someone chewing ice drives me crazy…
Worst Job You’ve Ever Had: Working at a kiosk in the mall.
Best Job You've Ever Had: Camp counselor – I got to live in the mountains and hang out with amazing kids every day for three months!
Dream Job: Host of a travel show.
Best Thing About Working At The Children's Campaign: The fact that I get to work with such smart, dedicated, and supportive people.
Most Likely To Be Found On A Slow Friday Afternoon: Picking up my kiddo early from child care
Favorite Colorado Getaway: Crested Butte or Telluride
Favorite Sports Team: St. Louis Cardinals, all the way!
Proudest Accomplishment: Finishing the Chicago Marathon having never run a race before
Favorite News Personality: Savannah Guthrie
Night Owl or Early Bird: Having a toddler sort of forces you to be an early bird, I think...
Thing You Can’t Live Without: Warm weather
Favorite Book: "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac
Talent You Would Most Like To Have: I would love to be able to dance, but I don’t think that’s in the cards.
Your Motto: Stolen from Conan O’Brien: “Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”