Sara Veltkamp

Partner & Vice President|She/Her

Sara lives in New Orleans, Louisiana and takes a lead role in all aspects of Minerva Strategies’ smart communication strategies and implementation. She loves a challenge and is obsessed with learning new things, from how to use new platforms and tools for storytelling to languages like Amharic, French, or Farsi to mastering a difficult yoga pose. She applies this energy and curiosity to all clients’ communication challenges.

Before Minerva, Sara established the first-ever communications position at Global Washington, a membership organization for groups based in Washington state working globally. She also lived for nearly two years in pre-war Syria teaching English to Iraqi refugees, building communication capacity of a Syrian microfinance nonprofit focused on unemployed youth, and further developing her Arabic language proficiency.

Fun Facts

Systems thinker, not a fan of the status quo

M.A. in Development Studies with distinction at the University of East Anglia; B.A. in Linguistics, magna cum laude, University of Washington

Former bartender, current badass