Sarah Leadem

Sarah Leadem

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Law School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Juris Doctor Candidate, 2023
Sarah Leadem

Sarah believes in the value and dignity of all work. Before starting law school, she worked as an organizer, strategic campaigner, and policy advocate. As the worker rights director for the California Domestic Workers Coalition, Sarah advocated to pass legislation and led a statewide program to enforce the labor rights of California’s 300,000 domestic workers. One of her proudest accomplishments was organizing alongside domestic worker leaders to pass the 2016 California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, ending the decades-long exclusion of household workers from the right to overtime. Most recently, she interned with Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, where she worked on COVID-19 workforce recovery and affordable housing in her home state, confirming her interest in public service in state or federal government. Sarah aims to carry forward her experience in organizing and grassroots-led policy campaigns into work on broad-scale economic and workforce policy.

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