Sarah Works has been appointed as The Evergreen State College’s Director of Recreation and Athletics, bringing a rich mix of experience to the job.
An advocate for tribal rights and environmental cause for fifteen years, Works served at the Attorney General for the Hualapai Tribe on the edge of the Grand Canyon, and as the Attorney General for the Yavapai-Apache Nation, near Sedona, Arizona. In this capacity she managed multi-million dollar governmental budgets and programs, and worked extensively with outdoor recreation programs in and around the Grand Canyon. She also assisted the non-profit law firm, Earthjustice, on efforts to diversify the environmental movement.
As a member of the Diversity Committee for the Women's Sports Foundation, Works looks for opportunities to expand opportunities for women and girls in sports, with a special emphasis on increasing opportunities in rural locations and throughout Indian Country.
Prior to her legal career, Works won numerous awards as an educator, teaching courses in philosophy, political theory, metaphysics, logic, and business ethics.
Works was the North Central Washington Scoring Champion as a high school basketball player in Okanogan, Washington, setting over a dozen school and conference records in the Caribou Trail League. She went on to play NCAA Division I basketball at the University of Idaho, where she graduated, with honors, in 1992 with degrees in Political Science and Philosophy. Works received her Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1995. During her legal career, Works assisted with the representation of the Arizona Cardinals, the Phoenix Suns, and the Arizona Diamondbacks. She also represented many Native artists and performers, and assisted with the development and operation of numerous entertainment venues.
Works’ mother Suzanne (Works) Craig is an Evergreen Graduate who currently lives in Okanogan. Works will begin work at Evergreen on March 16.