Hi! I am Sarah Kovin!
I am many things. I am a writer. I am an artist. I am a wife. I am a businesswoman. I am third culture. I am American (but not very American). I am a friend.
I currently support strategic planning, business communications, and project management for a small Chinese-owned technology and new media company aimed at social impact. In my evenings and weekends I (sometimes get to) paint and try my hand at creative writing!
My first children's book (as author and illustrator), Skippit the Cricket, was acquired by Tate Publishing and Enterprises. I also illustrated Clarence The Concatenated Caterpillar by Michael Sweeney. The two greatest influences on my art are the months I spent studying watercolors in France with watercolor artist Monica Allen Perin, and my childhood in Papua New Guinea. My artwork is in private and corporate collections in the Pacific, Asia, Europe and the United States.
Before moving to Asia, I worked as an independent communications contractor (2013 - 2015), and in project and communication management at The National Bureau of Asian Research in Washington, D.C. (2005 - 2010). While in Washington, I also served as the president of the USAID Ambassadors of Speech Toastmasters Club (2009-2010). As for education, I completed a year of ministry school at Bethel Church (2012). I also have a master’s degree is in International Design and Communication Management from Warwick University in the U.K. (2011), and an undergraduate degree in International Economics and Cultural Affairs from Valparaiso University in the U.S. (2004).