#32 Sarah Lara-Toney, Class of 2004, Staff
(I received my AA in Liberal Arts in 2004. Currently I work at the Foundation as the Title V Resource Development Coordinator)
My family moved to the Coachella Valley from overseas in 1999 and I came to COD because I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do after high school. I thought I wanted to be a Creative Writer, but ultimately majored in European and American History.
College of the Desert runs in my family! My sister was taking classes here when I graduated high school and suggested I fill out the application and take the assessment test. While I was obtaining my MA from San Diego State University my dad came to teach Psychology for the College as well.
It's amazing to see how much the campus has grown and changed over the years. It's been fantastic to rejoin the community where I took my first steps as a student.