Sara is running to be a trustee for the Los Angeles Community College District in 2022. She is a community college instructor, former LAUSD teacher, non-profit leader, attorney, mother, and community organizer who has spent her career fighting to improve education and better her community. Rooted in the values of racial, social, and economic justice, Sara is running to advance a bold policy agenda that directly serves LACCD students and creates pathways for high-quality free college options for all Angelenos.
Sara started her career as a middle school teacher where she founded an educational non-profit that works to get students to and through college. It was her work with students and their struggles with homelessness, lack of public transit options, housing and food insecurity, navigating the DACA process and general access to public services that led Sara to pursue a career in public policy and local government. Sara went on to work in LA City Hall where she led community revitalization efforts through strategic investments in housing, homelessness, transportation and infrastructure. She now practices law working primarily with affordable housing developers and teaches Constitutional Law at Valley College. She lives in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of LA with her husband Keith and two year old son, Theodore.