Sara Payne Scarbro is a proud daughter of Marshall University. While at Marshall, she studied journalism with a concentration in public relations and political science. Early in her professional career, Sara worked campaigns and served as Director of Communications and Special Projects for a statewide executive committee. She has served in both the state and federal government, working for two governors and one U.S. Senator. In 2010, Sara left her post as the Governor’s Communications Director to manage a statewide senatorial race. She would later serve U.S. Senator Manchin as his Deputy State Director and Senior Advisor.