Rose of Tralee

New York Rose: Sarah Ward



My name is Sarah, I’m a 22 year old born and raised New Yorker! I grew up in the Hudson Valley, about an hour north of NYC. My father hails from Brooklyn, raised by proud Co. Donegal and Co. Monaghan native parents. My mom grew up in Waterford City, and moved to New York to work as a nurse.

I spent every summer of my childhood running around Dunmore East with my sister, brother, and clan of cousins, and it’s still my favorite place in the world. I attended a small State University outside of Rochester NY, where I studied Biology and Psychology. While working as a nursing assistant in a hospital during my summers off, I realized that nursing was my true calling! Just two weeks after graduating with my Biology degree, I began an intensive twelve month nursing program. I am now a graduated Registered Nurse, and I could not be more proud and excited to join this profession.

When I’m not collecting college degrees, I love cooking and baking, going on hikes with my family, watching the NY Rangers, and planning my next travel adventure. My ultimate goal is to continue my education and specialize in women’s health and family planning.