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Sara Meier

Sara Meier

Graduate Assistant
Public Relations and Marketing Department

Robert Morris University

Sara rode her bike from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington, DC. It took her 5 days, riding 7 hours each day. Whew! But she did it! She says it’s the hardest thing she’s ever done. Great job, Sara! PLUS she has some great advice for iTwixie girls around the world:

iTwixie: If you could be anyone in the world, who would it be?

Sara: Nancy Pelosi, the first female Speaker of the House. I got to meet her. Or Madonna. She’s the coolest female performer of all time.

iTwixie: Why did you choose to go to RMU?

Sara: RMU felt like home. The personalized attention at RMU made me feel special.

iTwixie: Are you glad you chose RMU?

Sara: Yes. I played tennis all four years. RMU has a Center for Student Success that has a counselor that’s assigned to you. My advisor was good at keeping me on track. If I had a really challenging day, I would visit my counselor and she would help me. Balancing schoolwork, athletics and clubs was stressful but taught me good time management skills.

I represented RMU at a very cool leadership summit, called One Young World.  http://www.oneyoungworld.com/. Here’s a picture from the summit:

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iTwixie: What’s the biggest challenge for girls today?

Sara: I still don’t think that they get get the recognition they deserve. I work with MBA Women International. It’s an organization for women or professionals with Master Degrees. Their mission is to get more women at executive levels around the world. We know that in order to do this, we need to build self confidence in girls. We need to give girls more opportunities to learn the value of working hard, making goals, getting what you want and taking the steps that you need to get there.

iTwixie: What advice do you have for iTwixie girls?

Sara: Be yourself no matter what. Don’t care about what other people think. It’s so hard for a middle schooler to take this advice. But it’s so important. Find something that you’re passionate about and focus on it. And always follow your gut instinct. It’s probably right.

iTwixie: Why are tennis balls fuzzy?

Sara: Ha! Um, I’d say to put a better spin on a player’s forehand.

Great answer, Sara! Ok, girls, is Sara right? Why do you think tennis balls fuzzy? Give her the most ridiculous answer YOU can come up with!

Sara, you are inspiring girls around the world to set goals and achieve them. You rock! Thank you so much. You are amazing!

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  1. Wow! The longest I have ever cycled is 5 miles :)

  2. Did you ever have to deal with cruel people who treat you as though you’re worthless Sara?

  3. That is really cool that you rode your bike all the way to DC. I want to do that too someday. And you seem to be a lot like me, because you play soccer or at least you did when you went to school. I LOVE SOCCER!!!!~!!!!! You rock.

  4. She sounds really cool!

  5. Sara, you are amazing. That bike ride from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC sounds like an amazing challenge. I get how you feel like it’s one of the most challenging things you’ve ever done. Way to go! So proud of you!!!

    Has anyone else ever gone on a big bike ride like that?

    Wow.

    When I was 11, I think, I rode my bike from a small town in southern Michigan to the state capitol of Michigan (anyone know what Michigan’s state capitol is?) and it was a long, long ride. But you know what? I was so proud when I finally got there.

    What’s the longest bike ride YOU’VE ever taken? Have you ever done anything that challenged you but you were so proud when it was over?

    Sara, thank you for sharing your story with the iTwixie Nation. We will take your story into our hearts and feel INSPIRED by you. YOU ROCK!!!

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