Sara Gheesling assumed the position of Diversity Specialist in June 2018. Prior to
joining the Office, Gheesling served as a counselor intern at the Savannah College
of Art & Design (SCAD), Atlanta campus. While at SCAD, Gheesling provided mental health
counseling services, interventions, and workshops to undergraduate and graduate students.
In addition to this role, Gheesling has experience in conducting academic research,
teaching and providing academic coaching to undergraduate students, and working in
first-year student programs. Gheesling has also served as a Victim Advocate Assistant
for the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia.
Gheesling holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from
Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor
in Women’s and Gender Studies from Berry College. Gheesling has been passionate about
diversity and inclusion since her journey through her undergraduate program, and has
dedicated her life to advocating for socially just practices in the various roles
she has held. Gheesling enjoys outdoor activities (hiking and running), engaging in
creative expression, spending lots of quality time with her partner, friends, and
family, and loving on her sweet puppy and kitten.