Sara Plachta-Elliot
Sara Plachta-ElliotVolunteer
Sara has worked in the nonprofit community for 16 years, currently as a data geek who helps nonprofits evaluate their impact. She is the Executive Director of the Youth Development Resource Center in Detroit, which helps youth development programs use data for learning and program improvement.

Sara loved college so much she went three times! After completing a PhD in child, youth and family policy at Brandeis University in 2013, she is excited to have no more homework. Oh, and to spend some new found free time helping Ruby’s Rainbow grow to provide even more young adults rockin’ an extra chromosome with opportunities to pursue their college dreams.

When Sara pulls herself away from such inspiring work on behalf of young people, she loves going on hikes and road trips with her husband Matt and her snow dog Kaia. She is a proud aunt to five girls, including Ruby and her sister Ella.