Graduate Profile: Sarah Ellsworth
What would be the point of college without professors? Sarah Ellsworth ’07 quickly learned the value of a good professor when she took a course with history professor Patrick Furlong.
“I’ll be forever grateful to him for caring enough about me to call me into his office for a very stern ‘talking to’ a few weeks into my freshman year,” she says, smiling. “Let’s just say I was having a little too much fun and not quite living up to my academic potential.”
Ellsworth, who double majored in history and political science, also is grateful for the guidance of Ed Lorenz, professor of history and political science.
“I still look up to him today,” she says. “He’s a constant example of what it means to be dedicated to a cause and refusing to back down from it, even in the face of enormous odds.”
After learning so much during her Alma College experience, Ellsworth graduated from law school and passed the Minnesota bar exam. Now, she lives in Minnesota, where she is an attorney in the public defender’s office.
“My Alma experience, including the Common Table Project and a P-Global Fellowship, really instilled in me the sense of compassion that is necessary for the work I do,” she says. “I know there will never be another time in my life like it.”