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Sara Alwan

Policy Analyst

Sara joined the StudentsFirstNY staff after graduating from New York University, where she helped lead the NYU chapter of Students for Education Reform (SFER) and the NYU College Democrats. She spent her undergraduate years in various education reform spaces, in roles such as operations coordinator for KIPP LA Charter Schools, policy intern for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's Office of Education, and Teach for America Rising Leaders Fellow.

Sara is continuing her studies part-time at NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where she is earning an MPA in education policy and serves as Board Chair of the Wagner Education Policy Studies Association. A native of Los Angeles, Sara now proudly resides in Brooklyn.