Alumni Tale: Sara Santos ’14

What did you study at UNH?

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, College of Life Science and Agriculture (COLSA)

What were you doing 1 year out of college?

One year out of college I had moved to Southern California and gotten a job as a Marketing and Communications Analyst for the Dairy Farmers of America. At this time I was still getting used to California and life on the West Coast. I was going on a lot of weekend trips and adventures to explore my new area.

What are you doing now?

I am still working as a Marketing and Communications analyst for the Dairy Farmers of America. In this position, my work changes every day. Sometimes, I am more focused on the marketing aspect and work with the supply and demand of milk and dairy products. I create presentations for dairy farmer members and customers, as well as project milk supply, demand, and prices. In the communications side of my job, I assist with communications to dairy farmers, customers, and the public. I also do event planning throughout California. I love my job because I am able to work for and serve farmers. I am able to promote a healthy food system and work with raw agricultural products.

In my free time, I like to plan vacations and fun adventures. I also love to find unique food and try new wines.

Did you have an international experience (study, research, internship or volunteer abroad) while at UNH?

I studied abroad in Christchurch, New Zealand. This was a major formative experience in my life for many reasons. During my time studying abroad, I was able to learn more about the animal agriculture industry, an industry that I previously had very little interest in. This trip also sparked my love of travel and was where I met my now long-term boyfriend.

How do you feel your time at UNH has had an impact on where you are today?

UNH was where I was able to find and explore my passions, which benefited my career and also my personal growth.

Why do you believe in UNH?

I believe in UNH because it is a school that offers incredible opportunities to better yourself in every way.