Sara Gaines


  • Director of Academic Advising Programs


  • BA, Oberlin College '12

  • MA, Case Western Reserve University '20


Sara Gaines is originally from Lexington, KY but first came to Northeast Ohio to study psychology and religion as an Oberlin student-athlete. After living in China, she returned to the Cleveland area and began working in higher education at Case Western Reserve University. At CWRU, she completed an MA in bioethics and medical humanities and is currently pursuing a PhD related to the history of technology. She is excited to return to Oberlin as the Director of Academic Advising Programs.

Fall 2024

Introduction to Oberlin Life and Learning — LEAD 050
Introduction to the Foundations of Academic Advising — LEAD 210