Sarah Elting Doering ’65

Sarah Doering Alumnae Board

Sarah Elting Doering ’65

Malibu, CA


B.A., Barnard College

Sarah is a retired Sales Management professional whose career flourished in the wholesale bakery business in Southern California. Now, she is active on boards on non-profit foundations serving the substance abuse recovery community.

What do you find to be the most rewarding part about being on the Alumnae Board?

I am filled with admiration and gratitude for the leadership of Meera Viswanathan and for the many ways she has brought our school to another level of excellence. I have loved meeting other alumnae sharing the same dedication to developing the minds of the next generation of women leaders.

Who was your favorite teacher? Why?

Mrs. Treat, who showed us you could be eccentric, smart and instill the love of history. She taught us well the steps to writing a great research term paper. I used these tools throughout college.

How did attending Walker’s impact your path and where you are now?

I got an excellent education and developed a love of learning. I was taught to think for myself and do research so I could find my own answers.

Where was your favorite spot on campus?

The roof where we sunbathed and gossiped. The lovely walk up to Cluett on a spring day. Oh and the limousines that took us shopping or to the airport. We would all light up our very stale cigarettes and choke the poor driver.

What is one piece of advice you would give to a graduating Walker’s student?

Don’t be afraid to stop, assess your true happiness and change direction, even if it’s just staying quiet in place for a while.

What are some fun facts about you?
  1. I love to kayak and will seek out water and a boat wherever I travel.
  2. I love to have adventures with my two granddaughters.
  3. We live on an island in Canada in the summer with no electricity or internet and love being “off the grid”