Sara Garcia is the senior research and advocacy manager for Postsecondary Education at American Progress. In her past work, Garcia served as a higher education research analyst for The Education Trust with a focus on access, affordability, and success for low-income and underrepresented students. Additionally, Garcia worked as the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute higher education fellow for Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, where she focused on policy issues surrounding college affordability and student debt. Prior to her work in Washington, D.C., Garcia was a graduate research assistant for the Office of Community College Research and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she researched state and institutional policies regarding reverse credit transfer.

Garcia is originally from Texas and received her master’s degree in experimental psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston University.

By Sara Garcia
Zion Williamson is about to join a union. But he should’ve been in one last year.Business InsiderJune 20, 2019
The Madness Doesn’t End in MarchCenter for American ProgressMarch 28, 2019
The Lawsuits Challenging DeVos’ Anti-Student Higher Education AgendaCenter for American ProgressOctober 2, 2018
Colleges Are Ditching the SAT/ACT. It’s Time They End Early-Decision Practices, TooFortuneJune 22, 2018
4 Principles for a Free Community College Program That Works for AllCenter for American ProgressMay 24, 2018
Gaps in College Spending Shortchange Students of ColorCenter for American ProgressApril 5, 2018
Trump’s Budget Proposes More Than $200 Billion in Cuts to StudentsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 14, 2018
Estimated Effects of the House Higher Ed Bill on Titles III and VCenter for American ProgressDecember 12, 2017
The Trump Administration Is Escalating its War on People of Color By Undermining Affirmative ActionCenter for American ProgressAugust 4, 2017
Changes to Servicing Contract Leave Students BehindCenter for American ProgressJune 1, 2017
Trump’s Budget Is a Cynical Attack on College​ StudentsCenter for American ProgressMay 19, 2017
Filling the Void: New CFPB Collection Could Help Protect Student Loan BorrowersCenter for American ProgressApril 26, 2017
Trump’s Higher Education Budget Robs More Than $5 Billion From Low-Income StudentsCenter for American ProgressMarch 17, 2017
5 Things to Know About New Data on Career Training ProgramsCenter for American ProgressJanuary 13, 2017
Serving Students First: Federal Student Loan Servicers Face Higher StandardsCenter for American ProgressDecember 13, 2016