Sara Plasencia received her Master of Public Affairs (DC Concentration) at the LBJ School. She graduated cum laude from Lafayette College, where she double majored in government and law & sociology. Her undergraduate coursework focused on race and ethnic relations and structural inequality. While in college, Plasencia interned with DCS Politics in Washington DC, Repower Greece in Athens, and an education consulting firm in Illinois. After graduation, she moved to DC and worked as the communications and program assistant at the Women’s Congressional Policy Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing bipartisan women policymakers together to advance women’s issues in Congress. She is interested in working on K-12 policy to improve access to quality education for marginalized communities.  

2019 Policy Apprenticeship: Education Trust

Policy Interests: K-12 Education for Low-Income Communities, Poverty, Workforce Development