Sarah Brown has a BA in history and Spanish from the University of Southern California and spent semesters studying at the Universidad de Madrid and the Universidad Nacional, D.F. in Mexico City. Her interest in education and the Spanish language led her to employment as a teacher in the Los Angeles School District to newly-arrived Spanish speaking children. Sarah’s interest in education has continued with her ten-year service as a trustee of her alma mater, Mt. Vernon College in Washington, D.C. and her service as a trustee of the CNM Foundation Board in Albuquerque. She is perhaps best known locally as the founder and proprietor of the Gold Street Caffe, an award-winning hangout for downtown Albuquerque business leaders. After eleven years of 75-hour weeks, she retired to resume the community service work that enriches her life.