Sarah Felder ‘07 is First Mate on the historic schooner Adventuress. She is starting her fifth season with Sound Experience, a group that seeks to teach people about the Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. This is Felder’s third time taking on the role of First Mate.
Felder grew up in Keene, New Hampshire but currently resides in Port Townsend, Washington. Before taking the job with Sound Experience, she worked as a member of the maintenance crew with Deep Green Wilderness on S/V Orion. According to its mission statement, Sound Experience attempts to educate people about the majesty and vulnerability of Puget Sound. The ship is used as a metaphor for the planet, “a closed system that requires understanding and care, and sails best when all aboard are working together.” In their trip through the sound, participants are shown that their daily actions do make a difference.
Felder graduated from Hamilton with a concentration in studio art and a minor in biology. At Hamilton, was a member of the women’s crew, soccer, and swimming and diving teams. She also sang in the choir and a cappella group Tumbling After. She has earned her 100 ton inland masters and enjoys developing photographs in her bathroom.