Sarah is a Special Assistant with Half in Ten at American Progress, where she is working to reduce poverty and promote economic stability. Prior to joining the team, Sarah worked in central Virginia as a field organizer with Organizing For America.
Sarah graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2012 with a bachelor of arts in political science and a minor in disability studies. During her time at UCLA, she worked for the public policy office of The Arc in Washington, D.C., where she conducted research and advocated for social safety net issues pertaining to the disability community. Sarah also interned for Sen. Barbara Boxer’s (D-NY) 2010 re-election campaign, the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, and the California Democratic Party. She was the head of UCLA’s Hillel and a member of the Hillel International Board of Directors. Her senior thesis was on the implications of Medicaid as the basis for the expansion of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. She is originally from Sacramento, California.