May 29, 2019
Sandra Sanchez
Power Of Saving Lives Through Organ Donation

Sandra Sanchez is Communications Coordinator for Texas Organ Sharing Alliance (TOSA), based in Austin. This nonprofit organ procurement organization is one of 58 federally regulated OPOs in the United States, which help to save lives through the power of organ donation. Sandra began working for TOSA last fall after a 30-year career in journalism. For the past five years she was the Opinion Editor and a Columnist for The Monitor in McAllen, Texas. Prior to that she was the Assistant Opinion Editor and a Columnist for the Waco Tribune-Herald from 2006 to 2013. She wrote a book for McLennan Community College that was published in 2006 chronicling the history of the college. And from 1999 to 2002 she was Assistant National Editor for the Austin American-Statesman. She was a National Reporter for USA TODAY from 1991 to 1997, based in DC and then in Austin. Her first job was as a Business Reporter for the Fort Myers News-Press in Florida starting in 1988. She graduated in 1987 from The American University in Washington, D.C., which is her hometown but she has come to adopt all things Texas. Her husband is News & Politics Editor for Texas Monthly and they have three almost-all grown children and three loving dogs.