Sarah joined the ILRC as a Skadden Fellow in September 2019. She is based in San Francisco and focuses on the intersection of immigration status and public benefits.
Sarah earned her J.D. from Berkeley Law. As a law student, she worked at the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, the East Bay Community Law Center, the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, the ILRC, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. She also externed at the San Francisco Immigration Court, was a Human Rights Center Fellow, and served as an Associate Editor of the California Law Review, in which she published a Note.
Before law school, Sarah completed a Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles and volunteered as a law clerk for three years at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. She was also a Law and Social Science Doctoral Fellow at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago, Illinois, and a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law & Society at Berkeley Law. Prior to graduate school, she received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego and studied abroad for a year at the Università di Bologna in Italy. Sarah is the author or co-author of academic articles on various immigration legal and sociological topics, and is conversant in Spanish and Italian.