About Sara: I have many varied interests, from computers and statistics to real estate, home improvement, dancing, and cats. I have been a volunteer with Fair Districts PA for 3 years and am a canvasser and voter advocate with a commitment to social justice issues. I grew up in the Harrisburg area, attended undergrad at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and now work as a Statistical Programmer in Philadelphia. I am hopeful that, with the aid of advocacy organizations such as FDPA and DTL, we will finally get a fair process for drawing our state legislative and congressional maps in time for the 2021 Redistricting process.

What does voting mean to you? 

It means you care about and want to have a say in shaping the world around you.

Why are you involved in the Citizen Map Corps?

I'm endlessly tired of politicians not listening to us.

DTL volunteer Sara Stroman helps students during a mapathon in Bucks County. | Image Credit: Linda Breitstein

What lessons or tips have you learned that you’d like to share with other Pennsylvanians?

Don't feel intimidated by your legislators. They don't have it all figured out, nor do they necessarily know any more than we do. They are just like us.  We may know a little about a lot of things, or a lot about a few things, but we don't know everything.

See Sara's previous mapping entries:

Fall 2018 (Eastern Adult 2nd place)

Fall 2019 (Statewide Adult t-2nd place)