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Sara Schatz Kott

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Bio

I am on my second-life career/education and could not be more thrilled. As a former actor then casting director and now web and graphic designer, I returned to school after having my second child because I wanted to transition into a career that is more socially engaged and design-orientated in order to equip myself with the skills to tackle the greatest challenges facing our society in the coming years. I am deeply passionate about the environment and hope to apply my skills as a creative, empathetic and innovative design thinker and leader to collaborate with diverse teams in order to find realistic and empowering solutions to improve our climate intelligence and resiliency. I would be honored to be the recipient of your scholarship, as being a full-time mom and grad student, while also running my own design firm, limits the amount of work I can take on and makes it quite difficult to earn a salary that we can live on. With a little support I will be able to pay back my student loans and get on with the important work of tackling real challenges like climate change, food insecurity, affordable education and anything else I am fortunate enough to be able to contribute to.

Education

The New School

Master's degree program
2018 - Present
  • Majors:
    • Strategic Design
    • Management

Brandeis University

Bachelor's degree program
1995 - 1999
  • Majors:
    • Theater Arts

East Greenwich High

High School
1991 - 1995

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Strategic Design

    • Dream career goals:

      Senior Strategy Designer, Creative Director

    • Casting Director

      Binder Casting
      2007 – 20103 years
    • Content Team Leader

      Wix
      2012 – 20164 years
    • Yoga Instructor

      Exhale, Various Yoga Studios
      2010 – 20133 years
    • Owner

      Kott Kreative
      2016 – Present8 years

    Sports

    Field Hockey

    Varsity
    1992 – 19953 years

    Awards

    • RI State Champions 1992,
    • RI State Champions 1993
    • RI State Champions 1995

    Research

    • Sustainability and Climate Resiliency

      Parsons School of Design — Lead Researcher/Strategist
      2019 – Present

    Arts

    • Broadway

      Acting
      Rent (National Tour), The Donkey Show (Off-Broadway), The Music of Anderew Lloyd Webber (European Tour)
      2000 – 2004
    • Casting Director

      Theatre
      The Lion King (Broadway), Grease (Broadway), Ring of Fire (Broadway), A Chorus Line (Broadway), many many others
      2004 – 2010
    • Independent

      Design
      Websites, Logos
      2015 – Present
    • Musicals, Dance Companies

      Dance
      Dance Artistry Dance Company, many musicals
      1985 – 2004

    Public services

    • Public Service (Politics)

      Miami Beach Sustainability Committee — Committee Member (Appointee)
      2020 – Present
    • Volunteering

      Torat Yisrael Congregation — Yoga/Mindfulness Teacher
      2017 – 2019

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Politics

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship