Sarah Barnes

Major League Baseball — New York, New York

2012 Major: History and Spanish

Current Employer: Major League Baseball — New York, New York

How has being a History graduate from Duke helped shape your professional success?

"It has taught me to investigate problems, think critically and recommend solutions."

What advice would you give students in History?

"I'd advise them to continue studying what you love. I've been a 5th grade teacher through Teach For America, and analyst at Goldman Sachs and now a manager of international growth and strategy for Major League Baseball. There is no such thing (in my opinion) as finding a major that will replace hard work and experience. If you study and do what you love, work hard at it, and continually demonstrate your value...you'll be A-okay :)"

Sarah Barnes