Sarah Ayres is a Policy Analyst in the Economic Policy Department at American Progress. Her work focuses on a range of issues affecting shared economic growth, including youth participation in the economy, the middle class, employment, manufacturing, and postsecondary education. Her work has been cited by The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Fortune, and CNBC, among others.
Prior to joining American Progress, Sarah handled economic and financial policy as legislative assistant to Congressman Rick Boucher (D-VA), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. She has worked on a number of national, state, and local campaigns in her native New Hampshire, including managing the field campaign for Gov. John Lynch (D) in 2008.
Sarah has a bachelor’s degree in government and sociology from Dartmouth College. She grew up in Hanover, New Hampshire.