Sara Appel serves as the manager for the Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit. She has been working with student servicemembers in higher education for over 15 years and has experience in grant writing and management. Prior to her working for the Compact, Sara was the academic programs manager at the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. She has an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education and a master’s degree in History with an emphasis on Research. Both degrees are from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. Her thesis on the 1918 influenza virus and how it affected the city of St. Louis was published in Gateway magazine published by the Missouri Historical Society. Sara began working for the Compact in January 2016.