Senior Executive Director, Dornsife Alumni Relations

Sarah Sturm

(213) 740-5196



B.A., Sociology ’08, University of Arizona

M.P.A., Nonprofit Management ’13, California State University at Northridge


As a native of the Bay Area, I was drawn to Southern California for the promise of sunny skies and endless beaches. After spending my early career working for community nonprofits, I was fortunate to join the USC Dornsife team in 2017. I have since had the pleasure of building out our alumni relations program and find great joy in working with our alumni leaders. In my spare time, I enjoy skiing, kayaking and hiking with my husband and dogs.

Why Dornsife

The diversity, breadth and depth of the education and research at USC Dornsife immediately drew me to the college. I credit my own liberal arts education with leading me toward community-focused work and the opportunity to create meaningful experiences for Dornsife alumni has been an honor.

Favorite Spot on Campus

While there are endless gorgeous places to choose from, sitting in the courtyard behind Doheny Memorial Library sipping on a drink from Literatea while listening to the sounds of the fountain simply can’t be beat.

Connect With Us

USC Dornsife Alumni Relations

(213) 740-4990


1150 South Olive Street, Suite 2400
Los Angeles, CA 90015