As the Apex Center Administrative Assistant, Sarah Downer is often the first point of contact for students, faculty, alumni, and corporate partners, and she is the smiling face visitors see upon entering our office. In addition to managing day-to-day office tasks, Sarah proactively handles logistical details and assists with event planning including coordinating meetings, researching vendors, preparations, and meeting spaces.
Prior to joining the Apex team, Sarah had over 9 years of experience at Virginia Tech in the Office of Continuing and Professional Education where she managed customer service, event details, and student enrollment for hundreds of workshops, seminars, and conferences. “I am proud of the broad network of working relationships I have built across many disciplines, and am excited to focus my skills and resources on making a positive impact here at Apex.”
Outside of work, Sarah enjoys working in her vegetable and flower gardens, creating 2D and 3D art, and volunteering her time with animal rescues.