Sara Almaraz joined the Junior State of America as Development Manager, where she supports the execution of JSA fundraising campaigns and communications efforts. A relationship-oriented, analytical, “details” person, Sara’s career spans more than 15 years, and has allowed her opportunities to excel in nonprofit and education fund development spaces. She has held roles in philanthropic program administration, special event execution, strategic communication initiatives, print publication production and media buying and advertising sales. Sara holds a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations. She resides in the Metropolitan Fresno area with her husband, their two young children, and pets, Penny, Haggis and Alice.