Alumna Profile

Sarah Denn (2004)

Sarah is the commercial operations coordinator at ESPN. She is also currently working towards her master's in interactive communications/media at Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut.

WHAT YOU DO • • • As the commercial operations coordinator at ESPN (owned by Disney) I schedule commercial logs, seek out agencies for commercials to run, and work with sales to make sure they are booked in correctly.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU • • • I have loved Disney all my life. Communication fell into my hands at Bethany and I fell in love with it. I worked at KEYC/FOX Mankato for three years prior to the move to the east coast.

HOW YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE • • • My ultimate dream is to work at Disney in Florida and learn how Disney communicates for those with disabilities. I have a niece who is epileptic and visually impaired, this has been the focus of my graduate studies.

HOW BETHANY HAS PREPARED YOU • • • The small hands-on classes and projects really helped me to grow my career.

WHAT YOU REMEMBER MOST • • • Band, jazzband, choir, handbells trips, being able to travel with other Christians was a great opportunity. Making my dream come true in 2002 by performing at Disney World (just ask Professor Lo).

ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS • • • Let nothing stand in your way for making your dream come true. I have come across several obstacles while living on the east coast and wanted to turn around - not being afraid to ask for help and guidance is valuable and hard to do. Once you get past that point then you have to believe you can do anything you have passion and drive for. Keep striving to be where you want to be. And most importantly have God by your side while you do it. You will come across times where this is difficult, but believe and be patient and it will all connect.