Regional & Community Outreach
Sara is deputy director of Community Development Research & Communications, where she conducts applied quantitative and qualitative research to inform public policy. She has expertise in labor market disparities, job quality, and career pathways, as well as racial equity and the racial wealth divide. She has published in peer-reviewed journals as well as reports and briefs, and has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Sara holds a PhD in Social Policy and Sociology from Brandeis University.
Brandeis University, 2018
PhD in Social Policy and Sociology
Northeastern University, 2009
MS in Law, Policy and Society
Yale University, 2009
BA in Anthropology
“Pandemic response reveals potential for more equitable paid sick leave coverage in the Northeast.” Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Community Development Issue Brief 21-2 (2021).
“Health Insurance and Essential Service Workers in New England: Who Lacks Access to Care for COVID-19?” with Amy Higgins and Marybeth J. Mattingly. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Community Development Issue Brief 20-3 (2020).
"The Effects of the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic on Service Workers in New England,” with Erin Michelle Graves, Amy Higgins, Marybeth J. Mattingly, Sarah Ann Savage, and Catherine Tonsberg. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Community Development Issue Brief 20-1 (2020).