Sarah Hooker

Sarah Hooker is a senior program manager with JFF’s Building Educational Pathways for Youth team. Sarah is responsible for documenting the expansion of Early College Designs supported by an Investing in Innovation (i3) grant from the US Department of Education. She manages grants focused on high school redesign strategies and conducts research, analysis, and technical assistance for JFF-supported pathways in California and throughout the US.

Prior to joining JFF, Sarah was the associate director of Policy and Language Access at the Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA) in the City and County of San Francisco. She oversaw citywide implementation of the San Francisco Language Access Ordinance and delivered training and technical assistance for local government and nonprofit partners. 

Before moving to California, Sarah was a policy analyst with the Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy in Washington, DC, where she led a five-state, multiyear research initiative focused on education and workforce development for immigrants and English language learners. Sarah has also worked with the American Youth Policy Forum, where she designed Capitol Hill forums, facilitated study tours for policymakers, and authored publications on college- and career-readiness programs.

Sarah holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College.