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Sarah Ellen Tucker ’03

Sarah Ellen Tucker ’03, January 12, 2006, from a hit-and-run accident in San Francisco, California. Sarah attended Marlboro College, in Marlboro, Vermont, for a year. She moved to New York City, and worked at the Dia Center for the Arts as a gallery attendant, as a grant and scholarship manager for An Uncommon Legacy Foundation, and as periodicals manager for Bluestockings Women’s Bookstore. She enrolled at Reed, where she earned a BA in anthropology, with a focus on the study of gender subcultures and social networks. At Reed, she established a supportive and affirming environment with the Queer Alliance. She was a supportive of the Feminist Student Union, and also worked at the Paradox. During summer 2002, she had an internship with the Margaret Mead film and Video Festival in conjunction with the American Museum of Natural History. She created and planned Reed’s first ethnographic and documentary film series. After graduating from Reed, she worked at Pratt and Larson Ceramics and in public relations and development for Artists Repertory Theatre. In 2004, she moved to San Francisco, where she supported the San Francisco Film Society, was a prescreener for the San Francisco International Film Festival, and worked in the development office of the California Academy of Sciences—excited to be part of creating the most advanced natural history museum in the world. Sarah also organized a popular dance club night in San Francisco, occasionally serving as DJ. Survivors include her mother and father, brother and sister, and her grandmother.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2006

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