Sarah Thomas – Analyst

Sarah Thomas has a hard time sitting still. While a student at UALR, she got involved in everything from Greek life to SGA.

She graduated in 2009 with a bachelor of science degree in health science, with an emphasis in education.

She works at the Arkansas Health Department as a center support analyst while pursing her master’s degree in public health. She spends her free time volunteering with the Junior League of Little Rock, the Arkansas Lung Association, the Young Democrats of Arkansas.

Recently, she was voted as delegate for the Democratic National Convention. She was vote as the first African American National Committee Woman for the Young Democrats of Arkansas in May 2011.

While she was a tomboy as a kid, in college Thomas was encouraged by her friends to enter the Miss Black and Gold pageant, which she won in 2006. She was crowned Miss Maumelle International in 2011.

While Thomas has danced as long as she could remember, her life took a dramatic twist after graduation when she found herself unable to walk on her own. Her degree in health science took on new meaning when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2010.

Ever the activist, Thomas wasn’t sidelined for long. After learning how to walk again, she joined the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as an advocate. Her knowledge of health issues combined with her personal story make her a natural spokesman for the society.

And she still has a hard time sitting still. Thomas enjoys playing tennis at the Otter Creek Racquet Club and yoga at Barefoot Studios.

Q&A with Sarah

What was your favorite class? Political Science with Dr.English

How do you show your Trojan spirit? Wearing my UALR gear, coming to alumni events, & attending games

What is your favorite UALR memory? Being crowned Miss Black and Gold 2006, President Pro Temp for SGA

Complete this sentence: When I was a child, I always …Wanted to travel the world and meet new people and learn about their cultures.

What one word would you use to describe yourself? Energetic.

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