Associate Director of Alternative and Public Interest Careers
Office: Suite 137c
Phone: (541) 346-0543
Sarah Bannister earned her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 2006. Between 2006 and 2012, Sarah worked as a corporate and litigation associate at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, DC, where she devoted significant time to pro bono clients in immigration, criminal, and international law matters and provided corporate governance advice to nonprofit organizations. While at Covington, Sarah spent six months on a pro bono rotation at The Children's Law Center, a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC, advocating for clients in adoption, guardianship, and custody matters. Before law school, Sarah worked on international women's issues at the U.S. Department of State and on biotechnology-related research issues at DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware. Sarah earned her Bachelor's of Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
As Associate Director of Alternative and Public Interest Careers, Sarah will focus on supporting and advising students and alumni interested in pursuing careers in government, the public interest sector, and careers outside the traditional practice of law.