Sarah's Story | Houston Oasis

Tell us about yourself...

I teach European history at the University of Houston with a focus on France, women, gender and family life.  I grew up in upstate New York and moved here for the job at UH; in fact my husband and I were lucky enough to both find jobs here! We were living in Boston, I had never been to Texas and was convinced I would hate it… until we came for interviews and I discovered how interesting, lively and diverse the city and UH are.  Having had my heart broken by the Red Sox in the 1986 World Series, I swore I would never fall in love with another baseball team.  But of course I broke my word, the Astros were impossible to resist! 

How long have you been attending Oasis?

Since 2018

Why do you attend Oasis?

I love the live music and the talks are always interesting and cover such a wide range of topics and perspectives.

What do you like most about Oasis and why?

I have really enjoyed getting to know the group of people involved in this community

How has Oasis made a difference in your life?

I am always looking to build friendships and connections with people, especially since none of my family live here in Houston.  The Oasis has opened up a new community and new connections