Sara Cerruto

Program Director


860.768.5289 GSU 327

Sara joined The Women’s Advancement Initiative in December 2018. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders from the University of Connecticut and recently earned her Masters of Science in Business Management at the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business. Prior to joining The Women’s Advancement Initiative, Sara worked at the Office of Admission at the University of Hartford where she focused on cultivating relationships with transfer students.

In her primary role as the LEAD Program Manager, she facilitates bi-weekly leadership sessions for more than 100 undergraduate female students. During these sessions, students develop pragmatic life skills, receive resiliency coaching, network with community professionals, engage in community service projects, and acquire the tools needed to navigate the journey into and through college.

“During my 25+ trips around the sun, I have had the privilege of being surrounded by independent women and good men who showed me that supporting others is what truly matters in life. I hope to both support and motivate our students, to be a sounding board when they need someone to talk to, and most importantly, to help them find and leverage their passions to realize their goals.”

“The beginning is always today.” — Mary Shelley