Donald Allen Sarra

Donald Allen Sarra

Interim Executive Assistant to the Dean of Students
Donald's portrait

As the Interim Executive Assistant to the Dean of Students, I provide operational and administrative support to Dean O'Dair. I also work closely with the Student and Family Engagement team in order to plan and implement large-scale events from Orientation to family weekends. I am very passionate about leveraging data and navigating complex systems to better design programs that improve the experiences of stakeholders and, most importantly, students!

I love the outdoors! From rock climbing and hiking along beautiful trails to sitting outside for brunch and shopping along Newbury Street, I really enjoy spending my free time outside.

I graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a Master of Education degree in 2021. Through my time at the Ed School, I studied complex higher education systems and problems. I was also part of the consulting team that explored the Comping process at the College. Before starting full-time at the DSO, I also served as the Graduate Assistant for Student Engagement for the 2020-21 academic year!

My expertise is in higher education policy, EdTech, and operations research. Specifically, I care a lot about leverage policy, technology, and data to improve the lives of college stakeholders and students. I love talking about all of these topics and anything related to improving our colleges and universities, so please feel free to reach out whenever!

Contact Information

University Hall, 1st Floor Center