About Sarah Hillware

  • At a young age, Sarah Hillware has already accomplished much. Most recently, she began hosting a new online radio show, entitled "The Sarah Hillware Show: Shedding Light on Community Innovation." She is an award-winning poet, featured in the 5th Annual Activist Award & Grassroots Gala in Washington, DC in 2009, a champion of social entrepreneurship and volunteerism and a small business owner. She ...is also a scholar, having gone to college 2 years early and through a new pioneer program, fittingly named The George Washington University Early College Program (GWECP).

    She is currently a junior and will obtain a B.A. from the Elliott School of International Affairs with a concentration in global public health and pre-medical studies in spring 2013. In her early teens, Sarah developed a passion for cultures, community service, social determinants of health and recognizing disparities through the performing arts in an youth-led theater performance non-profit called City at Peace and has performed in live city-wide musicals, depicting solutions to social issues.

    She has performed at Arena Stage, the Kennedy Center and the Atlas Theater. Having lived in 3 major US cities in her youth: New York City, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Washington, DC, she has been molded in a way that allows her to see things from many different points of view, which has lead her to be a public speaker and community advocate in the Washington, DC area. Sarah is currently serving as the Mid-Atlantic Student Advisory Board Member of medical missions to Latin America with MEDLIFE, president of the GWU International Peace Quest Institute, and is a volunteer family advocate with Health Leads DC at Children's National Medical Center. Sarah is an advocate for many causes and loves to serve her community on the local, national, and international levels.

Awards

"The YSA List: The 25 Most Powerful and Influential Young People" Nominee, 2011
Under 25 "Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year" Nominee, 2011
Spirit of Miss DC Award (Miss America Organization), 2011
Presidential Academic Scholarship, 2011-2012
The George Washington University Early College Program (GWECP) Scholar, 2009-2011
Health Leads - Most Valuable Volunteer Award, 2011
Health Leads - Volunteer of the Semester Award, 2010
Featured Spoken Word Poetry Artist - 5th Annual Activist Award & Grassroots Gala in Washington, DC, 2009
Outstanding Community Service Award - 2007
Young Authors Poetry Award, 2002