Public Relations Manager, Latin America at Netflix
While studying for a B.A. in Latin American studies and B.S. in journalism, Sarah Stern (j'13, c'13) won a fellowship from Kansas Paraguay Partners that took her to Paraguay, where she mastered Spanish and Portuguese and conducted a study of poor women’s experiences with microfinance programs.
A lifelong photography enthusiast, Stern also participated in the Paraguayan Carnaval Encarnaceno, somehow managing both to photograph the event and dance in it. In a visit to Brazil, she collaborated with photographer Gary Mark Smith to create the photography book Favela da Rocinha, Brazil, a pictorial chronicle of life in that famous shantytown of Rio de Janeiro. Proceeds to the book support community education projects in the favela. As a result of these and other accomplishments, Sarah was named one of Glamour Magazine’s Top 10 College Women of 2012.
After graduating with honors from KU, Sarah accepted a position as an account assistant for the Jeffrey Group, a Miami-based public relations agency that serves firms that do business in Latin America. At the Jeffrey Group, Sarah won a prestigious SABRE Award for her work promoting Spotify in Latin America. Now she works as the manager of Netflix’s Latin America consumer division.