Ms. Sarah Marsom

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Growing up collecting Junior Ranger badges at National Parks imparted an appreciation for heritage that I carry into my work today. Historic preservation is my passion and profession. My work emphasizes building community understanding of preservation and ensuring the built environment is conducive to contemporary living while respecting the past.

I am the Chair of the Young Ohio Preservationists, a Heritage Ohio board member and Co-Leader of the Rust Belt Coalition of Young Preservationists. In 2016, I founded the Tiny Jane Project, which inspires people to learn about the history of preservation and planning through hand sewn Jane Jacobs dolls; the Tiny Jane Project is an international success and has developed a scholarship program for emerging professionals.


Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
M.S. Historic Preservation, 2013
2011 To 2013
Advisor: Dr. Ted Ligibel

Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
B.S. Parks and Recreation Management, 2010
2007 To 2010

Job History

Sarah Marsom
Heritage Resource Consultant
Columbus, OH, United States
November 2016 - present

Designing Local
Historic Preservationist
November 2016 - March 2018

German Village Society
Historic Preservation Advocate
Columbus, OH, United States
January 2014 - November 2016

Michigan Department of Transportation
Above Ground History Assistant
Lansing, MI, United States
January 2013 - December 2013


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