Sage Magness-Hill

Academic Advisor/Success Coach, KSAS

Sage Magness-Hill (Them/They/Theirs) has provided high-touch, holistic student support since 2007 and brings that experience to their role as an Academic Advisor/Success Coach in KSAS. They believe that access and equity must be the cornerstones of all higher education work.

Sage grew up in the heart of New York City and moved to the South prior to college. Sage was a limited-income student at Brenau University Women’s College, where they earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art. During their time in undergrad, Sage discovered a passion for student support services. Sage then earned a Master of Arts degree in College Student Development on a Chancellor’s Fellowship at Appalachian State University. Sage was then a Residence Life Coordinator at Wake Forest University, where they oversaw the first-year residential communities, and connected with and supported first generation and limited income students. During that time, they were recognized as one of 12 top advisors in 2017 by the National Association of College and University Residence Halls.

Sage joins the SCAA team after 13 years in residence life and 3 years at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where they were the Graduate Student Experience Coordinator in the Office of Graduate Biomedical Education. While in the SOM, Sage was recognized by the Johns Hopkins Medicine Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity as one of the 2021 Achievers Award winners, for their contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. They also were recognized as the 2022 Young Alum of the Year at Brenau University for their contributions to society post-graduation.

A true Taurus, Sage enjoys snacks and naps, as well as creating art, working on their house, and caring for their cat, axolotl, and hermit crab. Most importantly, they love spending time with their wife and three children traveling, hiking, and just being outdoors. They love giving back to the Baltimore community. Currently, they serve as the President of the Watershed Public Charter School Board of Directors and as a barn volunteer and tour guide at Days End Farm and Horse Rescue. Please stop by their office in Wyman 514 to say hello!