Sabrina Davis, a Windham, Connecticut native, graduated summa cum laude from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2016 with a B.A. in social work and minor in public health studies. In her time as an undergraduate, Sabrina served on Student Government Association, mentored first-year students, served as a teaching assistant in Women’s Studies, and completed a 300-hour AmeriCorps service in the Jumpstart program. Sabrina has been the recipient of the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Social Justice Advocacy Award, and is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society. Following her service, Sabrina will attend an MPP or MPA graduate program to become a policy analyst.

What was your most meaningful service experience or extracurricular activity in college and why?

My most meaningful service experience in college was volunteering at the Special Olympics Invitational Swim Meet. I have volunteered at this event for six years, and have consistently found this to be the most challenging, frightening, and eye-opening experience. I have realized that I harbor a prejudice and unfounded fear towards individuals with intellectual disabilities. Every year I volunteer, that fear and prejudice is slowly chipped away at, and, in turn, I’ve become a better person.

Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been.

The Women’s March on Washington! Never before had I been so in awe of the beauty and strength of women. Being a part of that movement solidified my desire to engage in policy work, in particular work around women’s rights and women’s issues. I was witness to so many acts of compassion, strength and conviction. I witnessed the best that humanity has to offer that day. The vast worldwide support for women that day amplified my belief in humankind being overwhelming good, and the principle that good always prevails in the face of evil.