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I have a lot of thoughts
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BLOG

Basically my public diary, as I figure out how to adult.

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MA THESIS

People and Place: A Journey Through Film, Tourism, and Heritage

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MLIS CAPSTONE

Crowdsourced Data and Visualizing Theme Park Wait Times

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SARAH BEALS SAGER

Librarian | Anthropologist | Designer

Hi, I'm Sarah.

I completed masters’ degrees in both anthropology and library science. By focusing on popular culture in anthropology, and archiving in library science, I am ready to start a career in storytelling and creativity, preferably in themed entertainment—engaging, innovative experiences like theme parks and museums.


I have 10 years of creative branding and marketing experience, deeply rooted in research. I originally trained as a digital artist, and I quickly learned the importance of organization. In the last year, I became an entrepreneur. The valuable experience gifted me with new leadership skills, and I am so glad I had my artistic and organizational experience.

Thank you for visiting.

 

SARAH

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2018-2020

Graduate Student

Library & Information Science and Anthropology, University of Denver

I started and completed two masters degrees in two years. My MLIS degree focused on archives and special libraries, my MA in anthropology is in museum and heritage studies. Both of my final projects are about theme parks.

2016-2018

Motion Graphic Designer

Dish Network, Colorado

I made videos, animations, and still images. I learned more storytelling techniques. But I missed themed entertainment and decided to apply for graduate school. 

2015-2016

Walt Disney World (again)

Custodial & Cosmetology, Florida
I explored Disney's parks more than before. I joined the themed entertainment community and fell in love. I also ran a half-marathon. 

2012-2014

Events/Design/Exhibits

Student Involvement Network,

University of Montana

I coordinated a fundraising art fair, designed promotional posters for events, and lead an exhibit building team. I learned software, communication, and the importance of a positive work atmosphere.  

2010-2014

University Student

BA Media Arts, University of Montana

I also minored in Irish studies and theater. I studied abroad in Ireland, and graduated with high honors.  Missoula made me an artist.

2012

Disney College Program

Merchandise, Florida

I worked retail in three theme parks. I took classes in creativity and heritage. I made friends with people from all over the world. Disney confirmed my love of theme parks.

CONTACT

Get to know me better!​ I'll get back to you as soon as possible. You can also reach out on my social media.

Email: sarah.a.beals at gmail.com

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2022- Present

Doctoral Student

University of Central Florida

I am in the Texts & Technology Ph.D. program. I was awarded the Summer Mentoring Fellowship where I am researching archivists and collections of pop cultures and fandoms.

2021-2022

Metadata Specialist

The Walt Disney Company, Yellow Shoes

Yellow Shoes contracted me to help support their migration to a Cloud-based digital asset management (DAM) system.

2020-2021

Founder, and Creative Director

Slightly Problematic

Anthropologists talking about anthropology! I built the website and crafted the brand. I also created content and supported my team through the creative process.

2018-2020

Graduate Student

Library & Information Science and Anthropology, University of Denver

I started and completed two masters degrees in two years. My MLIS degree focused on archives and special libraries, my MA in anthropology is in museum and heritage studies. Both of my final projects are about theme parks.

2016-2018

Motion Graphic Designer

Dish Network, Colorado

I made videos, animations, and still images. I learned more storytelling techniques. But I missed themed entertainment and decided to apply for graduate school. 

2015-2016

Walt Disney World

Custodial & Cosmetology, Florida
I explored Disney's parks more than before. I joined the themed entertainment community and fell in love. I also ran a half-marathon. 

2012-2014

Events/Design/Exhibits

Student Involvement Network,

University of Montana

I coordinated a fundraising art fair, designed promotional posters for events, and lead an exhibit building team. I learned software, communication, and the importance of a positive work atmosphere.  

2010-2014

University Student

BA Media Arts, University of Montana

I also minored in Irish studies and theater. I studied abroad in Ireland, and graduated with high honors.  Missoula made me an artist.

2012

Disney College Program

Merchandise, Florida

I worked retail in three theme parks. I took classes in creativity and heritage. I made friends with people from all over the world. Disney confirmed my love of theme parks.