Raised in Richmond and a graduate of the West Contra Costa Unified School District, Sarah joined the Ed Fund as the College Access Coordinator through the AmeriCorps VISTA program in 2020. Sarah graduated from UC Davis with Bachelor’s degrees in Sociology, Spanish, and Chicanx studies. Through her undergraduate career, she worked for the Davis Joint Unified School District as an academic tutor for the Davis Bridge program aimed towards Latinx, immigrant, and/or low-income students who perform below grade level – assisting students overcome difficulties in their academic endeavors. Being a first-generation college student stemming from a community with high crime rates, alcohol/drug abuse, and gang-related activity herself, she wants to extend accessibility into programs that help underserved and under-resourced communities that would help bridge her community’s needs. As a VISTA, she oversaw all of the Ed Fund’s programs and two COVID rapid response funds, serving over 700 families. In 2021, Sarah is joining the Ed Fund as the team’s Program Manager.