Sarah María Acosta Ahmad

Healing and Community Justice Coordinator

Sarah María (they/them, she/her) is the Director of Healing and Community Justice at Centro. Sarah has a BA in Women’s and Gender Studies and Political Science from DePaul University, and is also working on a PhD in Community, Liberation, Indigenous and Ecopsychologies to tie together their work.

Currently, Sarah spends time designing and advocating for the implementation of culturally and trauma-informed services for queer, trans, disabled, low-income, immigrant and people of color in our community.

When they are not block printing or gardening, they focus on building an ancestral apothecary that centers 2SLGBTQIA+ folks, mutual-aid medicine shares and decolonial care work. Their interests include herbal medicine for nervous system support, ancestral foods and multi-dimensional art.