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Sarah Jensen, Director of College Access & Success

Sarah Jensen has widespread experience as an education advocate and is dedicated to expanding students’ access to and success in postsecondary education.

Prior to joining Commit!, Sarah served as the Research Analyst for the National Math and Science Initiative. In that role, she produced case studies highlighting the impact of NMSI’s teacher professional development program on teacher practices and student performance. Sarah also provided analysis on trends, issues, and perspectives in education and published findings through print and online media. While in graduate school, Sarah interned for the Texas Senate Committee on Education and the Government Affairs division of UT Arlington. She was also a Graduate Intern for The Meadows Foundation in Dallas where she assisted in the foundation’s strategic planning process.

As the daughter of a middle school librarian and high school band director, Sarah grew up in a household of public school educators. Her own dedication to education was developed prior to graduate school during her time as an Admissions Representative for Texas Lutheran University counseling prospective students on admissions and financial aid. She continues to volunteer as a college adviser for Dallas students through the Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor 2.0 program.

Sarah earned a Master of Public Affairs degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and graduated from Trinity University with a B.A. in Political Science and Communication.