In her role as Learning & Data Systems Manager, Sarah seeks to support a culture of learning; connect data and insights with decision-making; and support the strategic learning and evaluation needs for the Transitions Initiative through developmental evaluation for social innovation. Sarah hopes to shift away from extractive ways of traditional evaluation toward learning that embodies and supports regeneration, resilience, and interdependence.
Sarah has 5 years of experience in event production and management, database management, and administrative management. Supporting the ecosystem in this way, she experiences joy in knowing that her work is part of a greater purpose and vision. Prior to working at MSC, Sarah worked as a fast food worker. In those difficult two years, Sarah learned the value of herself and the importance of seeing the humanity of others.
In 2012, Sarah became the first in her family to graduate college. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political, Legal, & Economic Analysis with an emphasis in Economic Analysis and a minor in Environmental Studies from Mills College.
In recent years, Sarah’s (dis)connection with her heritage has been given strength and love by the Seven Generations and Forward Stance work at MSC. As a 4th generation Mexican-American, her people are forgotten in memory but remembered in her body. Her ancestors come from León, Guanajuato; Phoenix, Arizona; El Paso, Texas; & Pomona, California. Sarah lives in her breath; which lives in her body; which lives in Oakland, CA – with her partner Efren.