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Meet Clara Rosebrock, Professional Development Administrative Assistant!

by School's Out Washington | | Posted under School's Out News

Welcome to our newest team member here at School's Out Washington! We're thrilled to have Clara Rosebrock join our team, supporting our statewide training, Bridge Conference, and other key programs and initiatives. Take a moment to learn more about Clara and how she will be helping to advance our mission at SOWA.

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Minnesota, and have truly carried my Midwestern pride with me from the East coast to the West. I went to college out in Western Massachusetts where I fell in love with the nearby sloping mountains. To this day, I remain in awe of the surrounding horizon of mountains here in the Pacific Northwest.

What do you like to do in your downtime?

I seek the little joys in my down time, and you can find me spending my free time in the kitchen, my garden, or exploring new neighborhoods. On a weekend, I will have eggs sizzling in a skillet, the radio on, and will be leafing through food blogs. I love being outdoors – from tending to my little garden, biking and hiking, or walking along the beach during low-tide. I, also, am a dabbler of creative pursuits, and enjoy sketching, writing and going to museums.

What brought you to SOWA?

I’m moved by the incredibly multi-faceted work and deep-rooted place SOWA has in youth development and racial equity. When coming across SOWA for the first time, I did not quite know what it meant to be an intermediary, and it was so extraordinary to me – to bridge these realms and provide that integral support for youth around social-emotional learning to quality development for youth voice. It put a name to something I was seeking when I was teaching, yet did not have a word for it yet.

Tell us one thing you are proud of.

I am very proud of my garden. Growing up, I did not fully realize how much being out in my mother’s vegetable garden reinvigorated me, and nurtured the outdoors as my sanctuary. From digging my hands in the soil, surrounded by the freshness in the air, to finally harvesting sweet surprises. Picking garden beans early Saturday mornings, running out for an onion for a late-night stir fry, and slowly watching tomatoes transform from soft greens to deep reds truly ground me in my days. I feel very grateful to have little garden spaces since I have moved to Seattle.

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