Sarah Annen

Sarah Annen
Student Staff Graduate Advisor

What niche do you fill in the Center for Leadership and Involvement?

I provide support for the ODC Chair and ODC Committee Members.  I also provide support for the Marketing Chair and the Marketing Interns.  I also am a liason between all teams and the CfLI professional staff.  

Academic Background:

B.S. in Education from University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Teaching Licenses in Elementary Education, ESL and Bilingual Education (Spanish).  Masters Degree in Education (Professional Development) from Edgewood College. Currently in the Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis: Higher Education Graduate Program here at UW-Madison.

Areas of Interest: 

Student Services, Race, Equity, Diversity and Leadership.

Personal Biography:

I was born and raised in Madison Wisconsin.  I grew up spending a great amount of on the UW-Campus and love the energy here!  I went to Madison West High School and then attended Madison Area Technical College for General Studies.  I have a great appreciation for community colleges as well as four-year colleges because I experienced both.  I later attended UW-Madison to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Education.  I also worked many years at the Memorial Union which really helped me become more involved on campus.  Upon graduating and accepting a teaching job, I missed the UW-Madison Campus.  Each year I spent more time on campus and came to the realization that I was meant to work in Higher Education.  I want to bring about real change and make a difference in the lives of all students. Students have so much excitement and we can learn so much from our students.  It is a great honor to work such wonderful staff and students at the Center for Leadership & Involvement.

Favorite Quotes:


"Stand up for what is right, even if you're standing alone."

"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself" -Coco Chanel

"Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life" -Amy Poehler

"The time is always right to do what is right." -Martin Luther King Jr.

"How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you"

"You should never let your fears prevent you from doing what you know is right" -Aung San Suu Kyi


What do you think every student should know about the UW-Madison campus? 

There are many wonderful opportunities to get involved on campus.  Take advantage of every opportunity to meet new people, explore new ideas and places on and off campus.  Make as much out of your years here as you can!