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Meet Somers BOE Candidate Sarena Meyer

SOMERS, N.Y. -- Sarena Meyer grew up in New Hampshire, received a Bachelor of Science in computer science and management from Russell Sage College and an MBA from Pace University. She worked as a consultant to Accenture, Pepsi Cola, Hyperion Solution and Mellon Investor Services before taking up the role of manager of sales initiatives (North American IT Services) at IBM nine years ago.

Meyer is a single parent with three children. Her son, Harrison, is a senior at Valley Forge Military College and is headed for the U.S. Air Force Academy next year. Her daughters, Aliyah, 15, and Carleigh, 13, attend Somers public schools.

Through IBM, Meyer has served as an Education Outreach volunteer, focusing on middle school girls who lack mentors in science and technology. She was awarded the IBM Service Excellence Award in 2010 and was named a Points of Light Institute Honoree in 2011, in recognition of her volunteer service in the field of education.

Meyer has served on the Somers Education Foundation for 11 years, five as president and six as secretary. She has been on the Somers Board of Education (BOE) since 2006 and was elected vice president in 2011. As part of her work on the BOE she served on the Citizens’ Finance Committee, the Audit Committee and the Bailey Court Relocation Committee.

She has also been a coach for Destination Imagination, a nonprofit international organization geared to providing educational programs that foster creativity, teamwork and problem solving. She has lived in Somers for 16 years.

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