Sarah Schuler-Brown is a Pasadena native competing her dissertation at the UCLA Graduate School of Education on the transition of students from high school to community college. While at UCLA Sarah worked with Center X to increase and enhance the computer science learning opportunities in LAUSD and with The Civil Rights Project on issues of desegregation and college access. Sarah’s interest in issues regarding post secondary access and retention stem from her own experience as a first generation college student and her extensive experience working with underserved and underrepresented populations within the high school and college setting, from transfer students, and student-athletes and those previously dismissed from the university.

Prior to her work at The Center for Powerful Public Schools, Sarah completed her Master’s Degree at Colombia University where she worked with New York City High Schools. She has also taught teacher education and principal leadership courses at Pepperdine University and UCLA and held a number of positions in local educational non-profit organizations. As a former Gates Millennium Scholar, she is keenly aware of the importance of powerful partners in a student’s trajectory and looks forward to continuing the work of Center for Powerful Public Schools and serving as a critical partner with LAUSD to prepare every student for college, career and civic life.