Sara is committed to assisting individuals develop critical life skills in financial capability. She has taught individuals, educators and community agency staff on a variety of topics including youth and money, decision making, tenant education, learning styles and financial recovery after disasters.
Sara is a Family Resource Management Educator with the University of Minnesota Extension. She received her B.S. in home economic education and extension from South Dakota State University and her M.Ed. from the University of Minnesota. Sara became an Accredited Financial Counselor in 1999 and has extensive counseling experience with gamblers and military members.
Sara is a co-author of the Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit. She has co-authored articles for academic journals, including the Journal of Extension, Journal of Consumer Education, and Community Development, as well as conference proceedings, other professional publications, and articles for the popular press. Sara has received numerous awards and recognition from her peers for her outstanding education programs in personal resource management from the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education, National Extension Association for Family Consumer Sciences, and Epsilon Sigma Phi.
Sara Croymans, M. Ed.
Family Resource Management Educator
University of Minnesota Extension