Sara Dillingham
Service Year Adviser, City Year
Sara Dillingham was born and raised in Nashua, NH. While earning her bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Women's Studies at The University of New Hampshire, Sara embraced her call for advocacy work by joining many campus and community-based organizations fighting for equality and change. Sara rallied in Concord in 2009 for same-sex marriage legislation and was later awarded the Pink Triangle Award for her LGBTQ+ inclusion efforts. In furthering her education, Sara pursued a master’s degree in Social Work at The University of Southern California online. Sara focused her studies on women's reproductive rights, menstrual equity, and the intersectionality of systemic issues. Sara is invested in being a public servant and advocating for equality. Sara currently works at City Year, a nonprofit dedicated to lessening the achievement gap. Her role at City Year is to ensure that young leaders feel empowered and supported through their beginning of service. Sara is also running for NH State Representative during the 2020 election cycle. Throughout her professional and academic career, advocacy, inclusion, and collaboration have remained at the center. In her free time, Sara plays rugby for Seacoast Women’s Rugby, spins and works out at CREW in Haverhill, rowing on her Hydrow, participating in multiple book clubs, and spending time with family and friends. Sara lives in Salem, NH with her cat, Rosie.