Smith College Alumn, Sarah Coburn

Sarah Coburn ’07
English major

Career: “I am engaged in incredibly meaningful work; I was a public defender and now represent parents in child welfare proceedings.”

Winging it: “I was largely unprepared for the college application process. I didn’t take any kind of SAT prep course and sat for the exam without a calculator.”

Taking a chance: “I only knew that Smith was a beautiful women’s college not too far from home and would offer me opportunities my mother and grandmother had never had.”

SAQ, Summer 2016

Photographed by Zave Smith, April 29, 2016, in Philadelphia