Sarah McInerney Named 2022 Ohio Rose of Tralee

The Ohio Rose Centre announced that Sarah McInerney will represent Ohio in the 2022 Rose of Tralee International Festival, taking place this August in Ireland.  Sarah is an Irish citizen from Co. Clare and just received her PhD in Biomimicry from the University of Akron. 

Her interest in conservation has led to focusing her career on promoting environmentally sustainable behavior through education and innovation by looking to nature for inspiration. Outside of work, Sarah plays Gaelic Football and Camogie, enjoys horse-riding and rock-climbing and exploring the beautiful Ohio Metroparks. 

Due to other commitments, 2020 Ohio Rose Christine Smyth is unable to represent Ohio at the Festival this year. Thank you, Christine, for your time and dedication to the Rose over the last two years.

The Ohio Rose Centre has a tradition in recent years of selecting the first rose for the international festival, and the excitement is really ramping up in Ireland after the 2022 Festival was launched on Friday to great fanfare.  

Sarah is so excited to head home, especially after the last two years of the pandemic delaying travel plans. She said, “The Rose is just the cherry on top of it all!” 

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