Sarah Ratliff


Sarah Ratliff
  • Part-time Internship: Douglas County, KS

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Biography

Sarah Ratliff, an Ethan Allen and Bob and Linda Livingston scholar, graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in human sexuality and a minor in public policy. The majority of her studies focused on the intersections of public policy and community formation. Her passion for community building culminated in her undergraduate capstone “Love, Labor, and Pie” which drew inspiration from a local mutual aid project. It explored the way that The Ladybird Diner of Lawrence, KS employed emotional labor and radical empathy as a way to sustain community-wide relationships during the height of the COVID-19 epidemic. Before attending KU she worked as a substitute teacher. This position opened her eyes to the inequity and systemic injustice that was abundant in her community. She is excited to be a member of the City and County Management Fellows class of 2024 and hopes to use her experience in this program to foster community engagement and social justice practices throughout her hometown in North Florida.    

Education

B.G.S. in Human Sexuality, Public Policy minor, University of Kansas

Awards & Honors

Ethan Allen Scholarship

Bob and Linda Livingston Scholarship