Sara Lorenzen
Outreach Specialist, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

Sara Lorenzen was born in Beacon, NY and was raised in the nearby city of Newburgh. At the age of 15, she and her family moved to Oklahoma City. She had a bachelor's degree in public relations and a master's degree in adult education-training from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Sara has held various roles in both the private and nonprofit sectors. Currently, she is an outreach specialist for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Educations' financial literacy initiative, Oklahoma Money Matters.

Sara provides financial literacy education for high school and college students, adult learners on college campuses, workforce and TANF programs, community partners, as well as workplace education. Sara also contributes to OKMM's newsletters, Financial Friday, a monthly question and answer newsletter covering a variety of finance related topics, and Your Bottom Line, a monthly consumer-based newsletter, as well as managing OKMM's social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter.

Sara is active in her community but her passion lies in the work of nonprofit organizations who work to combat poverty, food insecurity, and domestic violence. She currently serves on the networking committee for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network — OKC Chapter and is an active member of numerous other local organizations, including Norman NEXT, the Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition, and the Alliance for Workplace Education.

In her free time, she can usually be found somewhere enjoying live music, traveling, or at home, cooking or entertaining friends. She is a proud dog-mom to a nine-year-old boxer named Cody.