Salt Lake Chamber: 5 Questions With 2021 Pathfinder Representative Sandra Hollins
Representative Sandra Hollins was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and has lived in Salt Lake City for 30 years. She and her husband David currently live in Fair Park and have two daughters, Jaynell and Canice.
Rep. Hollins is a licensed clinical social worker and the main focus of her career has been drug abuse treatment and advocacy for the Salt Lake City homeless population. Sandra received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix and her master’s degree in social work from the University of Utah.
As the first black American woman elected to the Utah House of Representatives, Sandra proudly serves on District 23’s Child Protection Law Board. Specifically, it sponsored HJR 8 / Amendment C in the 2020 vote to remove the slavery exemption from the Utah Constitution, and in 2016 it sponsored HB460, a school-to-prison pipeline bill that provides cultural education for student resource officer required.
Sandra is a member of the Graduate Group of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., a graduate of the Westside Leadership Institute and has served on numerous boards and committees.
On November 19, the Salt Lake Chamber Rep. Sandra Hollins will be recognized as recipient of the Pathfinder Award 2021 at the Women & Business Conference and the ATHENA Awards Luncheon. This award is given to community leaders who “break new ground” and promote the development and recognition of women in business.
We asked her a few questions to get to know her a little better: