Sarah Jenkins

Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy Operations

Areas of Expertise: academic research, writing, policy analysis

“I believe that education is one piece in creating a better society, and I love the potential for personalized learning to break the system of an unknown individual or entity deciding how all children should learn. It puts kids, families and communities in the driver’s seat to determine how to meet their own needs and achieve their own goals.”

Based in Denver, Colorado, Sarah streamlines policy and advocacy operational efficiency by setting team goals, tracking progress of state policy and advocacy work, leveraging new tools and programs essential to workflow and implementation, supporting proposal development for emerging opportunities and helping improve coordination of cross-functional projects. Previously at KnowledgeWorks, Sarah was Director of Policy Research and Strategic Initiatives.

Before coming to KnowledgeWorks, Sarah was a fellow at the Donnell-Kay Foundation and an elementary school teacher. Sarah graduated from University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree and is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Affairs from University of Colorado-Denver.