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Senior Associate 


Sarah Hecklau

Senior Associate

Sarah has specialized in advancement and communications since joining Isaacson, Miller in 2016, supporting competitive searches, such as the vice chancellor for communications and public affairs at University of California, Berkeley. Her background in higher education admissions gives her an acute awareness of the leadership qualities necessary for strengthening a college or university campus. Earlier in her career, Sarah worked at Champlain College as a senior assistant director within the admissions office. She held responsibilities across a broad range of recruitment and evaluation functions, including marketing communications, events planning, recruitment events targeted at underrepresented students, and recruitment and supervision of student employees. She still keeps a pulse on the admissions world through her involvement with the New England Association for College Admissions Counseling. Sarah's academic background goes beyond higher education, spanning environmental science, globalization studies, and mediation. Just as diverse is her volunteer work, such as helping the Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.




  • BA, Gettysburg College
  • EdM, University of Vermont