UNITED STATES of America's MS.
United States of America's Ms.
Inspiring and empowering women to realize their full potential as well as empowering, inspiring and uplifting human trafficking victims is this queen’s mission.
Sarah was born in Seoul, South Korea, but grew up in Tennessee and calls Nashville her home. Her heritage is South Korean, German, and French, and she is proficient in Korean. She is an entrepreneur and a branch manager of a brokerage, where she helps customers with residential and commercial loan products. Additionally, she is a co-founder of a trucking company where she helps businesses deliver their product shipments.
Sarah wasn’t always an entrepreneur. In fact, she was a former researcher and expat and has traveled to over 20 countries. Sarah holds both her bachelor and master degrees in Criminal Justice, and she graduated with the highest honor, summa cum laude. She was awarded Criminal Justice Student of the Year and did an internship with ATF, (Federal Bureau of) Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. In 2018, Sarah moved to Seoul, South Korea, to work at the Korean Institute of Criminology, a United Nations Programme Network Institute where she worked on a North Korean defector human trafficking study. The research project, of which she was assigned as project manager, was presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference in 2018. She has conducted research in South Korea, the Philippines and in the U.S. and has published her research in Criminal Justice Policy Review, an academic journal, and in university and government databases.
Her human trafficking research led her to her platform: Safety in Numbers, human trafficking awareness. To this date, Sarah has dedicated thousands of hours toward human trafficking awareness, including research and publications, seminars, fundraising, public speaking, campaigns and aftercare treatment for human trafficking survivors. She campaigned with the Director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee’s governor, and a Tennessean senator on a campaign, What is 13? Sarah has her employed truck drivers certified to recognize signs of human trafficking through the Truckers Against Trafficking program. She volunteers with Ancora and assists with their aftercare program.
She is a former model and was signed with AMAX in Nashville and Click Models in Atlanta before her move to Seoul, South Korea. Her work has been published internationally in print, film, and e-commerce, and was a former Ashley Lauren showroom model! In her free time, Sarah enjoys hiking and running on Nashville’s beautiful trails, traveling, reading books, and playing with her toy pomeranian, Nae Nae.