Sarah Pogue has been a practicing social worker in DC for the last four years, first at Child & Family Services Agency, then at the Department of Behavioral Health. Sarah is originally from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where she enjoyed summers on the beach swimming and surfing. Ever since her freshman year of college at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Sarah knew she wanted to be a social worker as she learned of the profession’s guiding values of service, social justice, and the importance of human relationships. After college, Sarah spent two years serving in the U.S. Peace Corps in the central African country of Malawi from 2006 – 2008 where she and community volunteers constructed protected springs to ensure safe drinking water for their village. When she returned to America, Sarah moved to the area to continue her education at the University of Maryland in Baltimore to receive her Masters in Social Work. While in Baltimore, Sarah participated in the Baltimore Education Coalition, which advocated for city schools funding at the State House in Annapolis.