Sarah is a Program Associate at CRC and is leading Here to Stay; a statewide effort focused on engaging immigrant leaders to advocate for legislative and corporate reforms that promote economic equity, community wealth-building, and financial security for immigrants in California. Originally from Brazil, she came to the U.S. with her family at the age of 15, attending high school and college as an undocumented student.
Sarah is the President of the San Francisco Latino Democratic, and the first Dreamer in California appointed to the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee. She proudly serves on the Board of Directors of La Raza Community Resource Center and the Eastern Neighborhoods Citizens Advisory Committee. She is an active member of the National League of United Latin American Citizens and has participated in the Emerge Leadership Program for Latinx leaders.
A fierce leader at the forefront of immigrant issues, Sarah is passionate about affordable housing, immigration, economic justice, and equitable education. She has been organizing for immigrant communities for over a decade and has met with multiple Congressional members and advocated for legislative changes for immigration policy reform. She has extensive experience in public policy, community relations and engagement, advocacy, government affairs, and PR.
Sarah holds a Masters in Public Affairs from the University of San Francisco, and a B.A. in Political Science and Certificate in Nonprofit Management from San Francisco State University.