Sarah Treuhaft, as Vice President of Research, will develop a research agenda to support PolicyLink policy priorities, oversee research across the organization, and expand our research partnerships. Building out PolicyLink tools and resources that equip grassroots advocates and civic leaders with relevant data and research to bolster their local campaigns is a key priority. She will continue to oversee the development of our Equitable Economy portfolio, including our National Equity Atlas partnership with the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE).
Since joining PolicyLink in 2004, Sarah has played a key role in many of our programmatic efforts, including creating the National Equity Atlas — the nation’s most robust report card on racial equity metrics in our cities and regions — and developing our “Equity as the Superior Growth Model” framework describing how racial equity is a moral and economic imperative. These efforts have significantly shaped policy conversations on racial inequality in America.
She launched the All-In Cities initiative, the Jobs for All campaign, and the Bay Area Equity Atlas and has led numerous partnerships with grassroots advocates, academics, and national organizations to use data to advance policies to achieve racial and economic equity. Sarah has written for publications including The New York Times, Shelterforce, and Yes! Magazine. She holds master's degrees in city planning and international and area studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a part of the UCLA Housing Justice in Unequal Cities Network.