Sierra is from West Palm Beach, Florida and attended college at Florida State University. She graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in child development. During her undergraduate years, she served as a captain for Dance Marathon at FSU, which raised money and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network and local pediatric outreach programs around the Tallahassee community. Sierra also spent a summer in Costa Rica leading mission trips and serving families throughout the city of San Ramón. After serving with Impact America, she hopes to pursue a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology to become a Career Counselor.

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

My most meaningful extracurricular activity during college was being involved with Dance Marathon at FSU. During this event, there are two 20-hour shifts where students stand and dance to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network. My senior year, we raised over $1.8 million for UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital and our local pediatric outreach programs around Tallahassee. It was amazing being a part of something that impacts so many lives and brings so much hope to kids who are battling illnesses.

Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been.

San Ramón, Costa Rica is the most memorable place I have been. I spent two months there working at a mission, allowing me to build relationships with kids in the different neighborhoods in San Ramón. I love the culture there, and the people I met were some of the most loving and accepting people I have ever come into contact with. Even though I didn’t speak Spanish well, and they didn’t speak English well, the bond that was made with the kids there was amazing, and I will be forever grateful for the time I spent there.