About Sarah Chesson

Sarah joined the Corporate Work Study Program at CRSJ in the fall of 2015. Prior to joining the CRSJ team, she managed innovative, strategic public school-private sector partnerships at New York City education nonprofit, PENCIL. Before NYC, Sarah managed a variety of programs related to workforce development, child abuse prevention and intervention and parent education at a Los Angeles-based social services agency, St. Anne’s, which provides support to youth in the foster care and juvenile justice systems as well as families from underserved communities. During a two year secondment in Australia, she supported the leadership team at UnitingWorld, an NGO that developed international partnerships between faith-based communities. Right after college, Sarah taught middle school special education in southeast Los Angeles as a Teach for America corps member and alum. 
 
Sarah spent her formative years in South Jersey public schools. She went on to earn her BA in Government and Psychology from the College of William & Mary, and, while teaching, earned her M.Ed from Loyola Marymount University. On her weekends, she loves to spend time in the wilds of the Bay Area volunteering, hiking and watching for whales and in more urban landscapes, finding new, strange places to eat.