Sarah Black, a native of Winfield, AL, graduated cum laude from The University of Alabama in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in biology, a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, and minors in food and nutrition and microbiology. She was a member of the Honors College and International Honors Program. Before graduating, Sarah was an undergraduate research technician for the Department of Biological Sciences. She was also a member of The University of Alabama Million Dollar Band Colorguard where she served on the leadership team. Additionally, she was a performer and captain for The University of Alabama Alta Marea Winterguard. In the future, Sarah plans to become a physician and work abroad.

What do you like to do for fun?

When I’m not teaching high school colorguard camps, clinics, and auditions, I love to spend time outdoors with my dogs. I love hiking and camping at Bankhead National Park and wakeboarding and swimming at the lake.  

What was your most meaningful service experience?

While it was technically a course offering, my most meaningful service experience has been the Spanish Outreach Program at UA. I would visit a middle school and a high school in the Tuscaloosa area and help Spanish-speaking kids with their English. The experience was so much more meaningful than a typical tutoring position because the students were in such need for language assistance, and sometimes I was the only bilingual person in the building. This led to a special bond between the volunteers and our students. We had many laughs from mistranslations and our frequent use of “Spanglish.”