Janelle K. Sarauw
Senator Janelle K. Sarauw was awarded a four-year volleyball scholarship to attend Florida Atlantic University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in Global Governance, Interdisciplinary Studies of Social Science and a minor in History. She was a member of the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program during her senior year at FAU. Janelle also holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership with a certificate in Servant Leadership from Gonzaga University and is a US Government Certified Grant Writer. As a freshman legislator and Chairperson of the Committee on Workforce Development, Consumer Affairs and Culture in the 32nd Legislature of the United States Virgin Islands, Senator Sarauw has championed and authored bills that promises to develop the skilled labor force in the Virgin Islands through the passage of the State Apprenticeship bill, progress the Virgin Islands into a eco-friendlier territory through the advocacy of environmental initiatives, and diversify the economic portfolio, garnering revenue streams to fund initiatives for youth development, senior care, and environmental issues. After running a campaign on accountability and transparency, Senator Sarauw led by example, releasing monthly reports to include the financial expenditures of her office. With her inclusive style of managing legislative affairs, many have seen increased townhalls, press releases, social media informationals – all with the overall goal of maintaining an informed populace. Senator Sarauw’s passion for service combined with her leadership skills are evident attributes. Senator Janelle K. Sarauw firmly believes that the United States Virgin Islands is ready for young, invigorating leadership and vision that will prosperously propel the territory into the future.