“My communication degree will equip me to spread the awareness about human trafficking and advocate to end the injustice.”
Major: Sociology and Journalism
Hometown: Clarksville, Tennessee
Involvement: Society of Professional Journalists, Love Your Melon, The All State
A Clarksville native, Sarah Eskildson didn’t know her major when she enrolled at Austin Peay, but an article on human trafficking in Nepal sparked her passion and helped her realize how Austin Peay could give her the tools to make a difference.
“I remember taking an intro to sociology class and realizing how much it impacted my understanding (of social issues),” she said. “I also love to write, so I decided to major in both sociology and journalism.”
Eskildson put the skills she learned at Austin Peay to good use, interning with Free for Life International, an organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking in Nepal. Combining her passion for service with her skills as a writer, Eskildson interviewed survivors, telling their story across the group’s various platforms and raising awareness for their plight.
“My dream job is to work for an international anti-trafficking organization,” Eskildson said. “My sociology background prepares me for the different communities and cultures I will encounter, and my communication degree equips me to spread the awareness about human trafficking and advocate to end the injustice.”