Development and Operations Associate
Sara Sargent is very excited to join the United for a Fair Economy team as the Development and Operations Associate. She assists UFE with fundraising, office management and logistics. She is passionate about supporting social justice movements through organizing donors and philanthropists to fund transformative organizing work. She is also very interested in the role of popular education and healing justice work in learning about and healing from systems of oppression in our society.
Sara grew up in Southeastern Connecticut and studied Education and Art History in college. Since a young age, she has been interested in community service and activism, including attending protests against the Iraq war with her family. Since graduating from college, she has worked in museum education, English as a Second Language teaching, and volunteer management. She has also lived in Mexico and Peru. Three years ago, Sara became involved in Resource Generation, which organizes young adults with class and wealth privilege for the equitable redistribution of land, wealth and power. She is a member and leader in the Boston chapter and has helped to organize fundraisers, workshops and retreats. Sara also loves being a member of The Boston Ujima Project, a solidarity economy project, where she helps with the investor outreach team.
She has a BA in Education from Smith College and is currently getting a Graduate Certificate in Mindfulness Studies from Lesley University.
She loves dancing, creating art, traveling and hosting parties!