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Select Experts Sara Lamback  Associate Vice President

Sara Lamback is an associate vice president in the Workforce & Regional Economies practice at JFF. She provides project leadership and strategy on a range of initiatives that strengthen pathways to high-demand careers. Her work integrates research, labor market analysis, and technical assistance to organizations that help adults from low-income backgrounds train for and succeed in jobs with career advancement potential.

 Lamback’s skills and areas of expertise include:

  • Workforce development
  • Sector strategies
  • Short-term credentialing
  • Adult learning
  • Research and labor market analysis

Before joining JFF, she conducted research for Harvard University’s Achievement Gap Initiative, and she has taught at both the K-12 and postsecondary levels.

Educational background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in French and political science, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Master’s degree in French literature, specialized concentration in gender studies, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont
  • Master’s degree in education policy and management, Harvard Graduate School of Education