1. Sara Studebaker
  2. Sara Studebaker
  3. Sara Studebaker
  4. Sara Studebaker
  5. Sara Studebaker

Sara Studebaker

2010, 2014 U.S. Olympian

Education Keller Graduate School of Management student, MBA with a concentration in Human Resources
Sport Biathlon
Hometown Boise, ID

Sara Studebaker, member of the U.S. Biathlon Team and graduate student at DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management, loves the dual nature of the Biathlon, a sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. After skiing as hard as she can, she has to calm her mind and focus on hitting targets with her rifle. The ability to balance her physical strength and her mental concentration has helped her excel in both her sport and her schoolwork.

After competing in the Vancouver Olympic Games in 2010, Sara realized something was missing from her life. Although she had earned a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations and Government with a minor in Latin American Studies at Dartmouth College, she found herself becoming interested in human resources. She decided to go back to school to earn a graduate degree. Keller Graduate School of Management offers Sara the flexibility she needs to accommodate her training schedule.

She was pleased to discover that Keller's online classes offered a more personal experience than she'd had at other schools. "Even though they are online classes, I feel like you get a connection with your DeVry professors. They're always willing to get on the phone with you or email back and forth. My advisor has also been extremely helpful in helping me decide what classes to take," she says.

Her favorite quote from Henry Ford sums up her attitude toward her sport and her education: "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right." Believing you have the ability to win is essential in the Olympic sport of Biathlon. Sara credits her professors and advisors with helping her approach her schoolwork with the same determination and positive attitude. "Keller has given me all these tools I can use in the real world and made me realize that some things I never thought I would be able to do, like write a business plan, I can do."

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