wmeac Staff

Sara Vruggink

Administrative Assistant

Sara is a lifelong resident of West Michigan. She has a BA in English Language and Literature from Grand Valley State University with a German minor and served for a year with AmeriCorps before returning to GVSU, earning her secondary teaching certificate via the Graduate Teacher Certification program. She worked with tenth- grade students at an area public high school for three years before moving on to an administrative role at a small local manufacturing company. There, she was responsible for maintaining customer databases, handling accounts receivable, and overseeing many of the office’s main functions. She also holds a certificate in Editing from the University of Chicago and has copyediting and manuscript formatting experience.

Sara joined the WMEAC team in 2019. A wearer of many hats, she oversees administration, operations, and the organization’s day-to-day finances.