Member of the Month: Sarah Krinsky

Sarah is the co-owner of W. Collective, a curated retail store and café that she opened in July of 2021. Also, she works at Bennington College as the Communications and Engagement Coordinator in the Career Development and Field Work Term Office. She relocated to Vermont with her husband and their “fur family” (3 dogs, 2 cats, and 3 fish) back in May of 2019 from Syracuse, NY. Sarah enjoys connecting with people and is always eager to get involved with different organizations.

Why are you an ACT Member? Why do you work to support healthy youth?

I decided to become a member of ACT because I wanted to be part of the ongoing efforts to support and provide guidance for the youth in Bennington and to really be able to understand the issues that they face. It is so crucial to connect with our youth and offer valuable resources while at the same time offer them a space to feel comfortable and safe.

What do you love most about living and/or working in Bennington?

I love living and working in Bennington because I believe there is so much opportunity to get involved and to connect with others. There is a deep connection to the past and I am excited to be part of its bright future. It’s become more than just a home for me, it’s a community that I care deeply about and enjoy being a part of.

Top three songs on your current playlist:
  1. “Texas Sun” by Kruangbin
  2. “Shady Grove” by Yola
  3. “Nerve” by Anna Wise
What are you reading right now?

I’m currently reading two books, Luster by Raven Leilani for our W. Collective book club and How Strange a Season by Megan Mayhew Bergman.

What are you doing to support your health and wellness lately?

I’ve been taking breaks during my day to get outside and go on a walk. For me it’s really about trying to keep a healthy work life balance and just appreciating the downtime and fresh air every once in a while.

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