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Meet the 2016 Fellow: Sara Ramsey

Sara Ramsey, Communications Officer, Low Income Investment Fund


Sara Ramsey currently works as a Communications Officer for the Low Income Investment Fund, an organization that takes a connect-the-dots approach to issues surrounding poverty and inequality. Investing in nonprofits and community organizations that seek to do good in their regions, LIIF's mission is close to Sara's heart. Hailing from a rural town in Missouri, Sara grew up in a setting where she became increasingly passionate about ensuring individuals from historically overlooked communities were given a voice. Moved by the detrimental effects of dwindling agricultural production and the loss of manufacturing jobs, Sara decided to focus on social justice issues, education reform, and economic inequality. She plans to help address these systemic problems by engaging with them in the political sphere. While attending Stanford University to obtain a B.A. in Communication with an emphasis in political science, Sara conducted research for the Stanford School of Education and worked as a social media intern for the Hoover Institution. After graduation, Sara worked for the Mellman Group in Washington, D.C. conducting public opinion polling and research during the 2014 midterm elections. There, she assisted with the development of media strategy for political leaders, corporations, and nonprofit organizations. One project Sara was deeply involved with included Beyond Differences, a nonprofit dedicated to ending social isolation in schools. The desire to see effective and comprehensive education reform has expressed itself in various aspects of Sara's academic and career aspirations. Believing that education is key to opportunity in the United States, she began working on the Communications and Development team at Summit Public Schools after the 2014 election. This network of 11 charter schools across the Bay Area and Washington state leads the way in personalized learning, ensuring that all students, regardless of their background, succeed in a four-year college. In her spare time, Sara loves to bake new creations, read while sipping on a cup of earl grey, travel with friends, and visit her family in Missouri.

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