30 interesting facts about Sara Minkara

Today is our Founder and CEO Sara Minkara’s 30th birthday. We wanted to share 30 interesting facts about her. Join us in wishing her a happy birthday!

A woman smiles directly at the camera. She is wearing a black dress suit and tan hijab. Behind her to the right sits a large green plant that is not in focus.

A woman smiles directly at the camera. She is wearing a black dress suit and tan hijab. Behind her to the right sits a large green plant that is not in focus.

A man and a woman walk on a rocky path. The woman holds a white can and is smiling.

A man and a woman walk on a rocky path. The woman holds a white can and is smiling.

1. I love to eat chicken

2. I love the breeze when I put my head outside the window when I'm in the car, especially in the mountains in Lebanon!

3. My favorite color is green, and I used to eat anything green as a kid

A close up image shows a woman smiling at the camera, wearing a silver helmet and with straps and clips covering her chest. Behind her we see the hand of a guide controlling levers. The background is a beautiful valley.

A close up image shows a woman smiling at the camera, wearing a silver helmet and with straps and clips covering her chest. Behind her we see the hand of a guide controlling levers. The background is a beautiful valley.

4. I love being in nature

5. I have gone paragliding in Lebanon

6. I slid down a volcano in Nicaragua

7. I swam with and touched sharks in Belize

8. I went tandem bicycling through a jungle in Bali

9. I love numbers and math, and do math problems in my head to relax

Two women and a man stand in front of a sign that reads “ETI” All three are smiling brightly. The woman in the middle holds a bright bouquet of flowers, The vibrant flowers illustrate the affection and pride that Sara’s family has for her.

Two women and a man stand in front of a sign that reads “ETI” All three are smiling brightly. The woman in the middle holds a bright bouquet of flowers, The vibrant flowers illustrate the affection and pride that Sara’s family has for her.

10. I love horses

11. I love swinging

12. I love being near the water

13. I love mountains

14. I love my work, and am a workaholic

15. I love reading, some of my favorite books are: All the Light We Cannot See, Man's Search For Meaning

16. I'm very close to my family

17. I love meeting new people

A woman looks out over a rocky valley. She wears a colorful blue jacket with pink and blur flowers.

A woman looks out over a rocky valley. She wears a colorful blue jacket with pink and blur flowers.

18. I love hugs!

19. I love coffee

20. I'm an introvert

21. I grew up on the South Shore of MA

22. I have been to 33 countries

23. I love amusement parks

24. I have a passion for learning geography

25. I have no spleen

26. I listen to my phone voiceover at the highest speed

27. I had many nicknames growing up: Susu, Sarsura, Sasa, Sasu, Fasfous

28. I meet a lot of people when I accidentally hit them with my cane

29. I believe that everyone has something beautiful to offer and contribute in the world

30. I never planned to start a nonprofit, but it has given me so much purpose in my life. I have made so many connections that have taught me infinite lessons. I have had new experiences and opportunities to explore the world; all of which exposed me to new communities and cultures.

Make Sara’s birthday wish come true and donate to ETI today!

A group of men and women stand facing the camera smiling. The group hold balloons that spell “ETI”

A group of men and women stand facing the camera smiling. The group hold balloons that spell “ETI”