Hoya Highlight: Sarabeth Boak (C’11)

Sarabeth Boak

Cofounder, CEO, Stitchbridge
Pitched at Second Annual Alumni Pitch Competition at John Carroll Seattle

Career Reflections

What is the best career advice you have ever received?

Don’t waste the best years of your life executing someone else’s vision.

What has been the most rewarding moment of your career?

Every single day I go to work in my startup is both rewarding and filled with constant anxiety. Ask me again in 5 years?

What do you wish you had done earlier in your career?

I try not to live with regret. Every stage gives me something to learn.

What is the hardest thing you have ever done professionally?

Founding a startup.

Your Time on the Hilltop

Favorite professor or class at Georgetown?

Every English department class I took was awesome.

What is your favorite Georgetown memory?

Exploring the tunnels with my freshman year crew.

How has Georgetown shaped you?

Georgetown taught me how to take chances and stay curious.

A Day in the Life

What is on your desk right now?

“What isn’t on my desk?” is a better question. It’s giving me anxiety just thinking about it.

What is one part of your daily routine you couldn’t live without?

One word: coffee!

Who or what is a source of inspiration in your life?

My grandmother—she’s the grittiest lady I know.

Who is your favorite author?

It’s a tie between Jane Austen and Ernest Hemingway.

Words to live by?

Just do it.