Social Justice Learning Institute
In her role as Champions for Change Program Manager, Sarah works to facilitate community advocacy and push forward policy, systems, and environment changes related to urban agriculture, access to nutritious foods, and physical activity. She also acts as a strategist for other health equity policies and programs including water quality and conservation, urban greening, environmental justice, and access to public transit and active transportation. Her advocacy begins with educating community members on health equity issues, building capacity within them to advocate for change, and supporting their efforts with decision makers. Thus, you will find her at the school gardens, at community meetings, within county-wide coalitions, and up in Sacramento.
Sarah is a Chicago Native who started her work with food and nutrition in the culinary industry as the Chef/Owner of a private chef and catering company. In 2014 she pursued graduate work in nutrition, sustainable food policy, and public health. During her graduate years she gained experience working with government offices and community based organizations working to empower farmers and food business owners of color while also supporting a healthy, equitable, and sustainable local food system. Sarah holds a B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Barnard College and a M.S. in Agriculture Food and the Environment and a M.P.H. in Nutrition from Tufts University.
Access and affordability
clean water and soil
less waste, more equitable distribution
more choice for low-access communities