As Managing Director, Sarah leads the First 5 Center for Children's Policy in establishing and implementing its strategic direction. She collaborates with early childhood thought leaders to study and design innovative policy solutions to entrenched challenges in California's early childhood systems.
Prior to her role at the First 5 Center, Sarah was the Strategic Information and Planning Manager at First 5 Contra Costa County, where she led data collection, management, evaluation, and advocacy efforts to improve developmental outcomes for young children. She has also held leadership positions in early childhood research and advocacy at Bay Area nonprofits The Opportunity Institute and Next Generation.
Sarah holds a bachelor's degree in comparative literature from Oberlin College and a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Michigan. She lives in Berkeley with her husband and two fabulous kids.