Sarah Hooker is a Policy Analyst at MPI’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, where she focuses on research and policy analysis related to education, workforce development, and language acquisition. She manages MPI’s field-based research on efforts to promote the high school completion, postsecondary success, and economic advancement of English Language Learners (ELLs) and immigrant youth.
Prior to joining MPI, she worked with the American Youth Policy Forum on issues and policies related to college- and career readiness, education access, and success for students from under-represented groups. She focused on the education of ELLs and facilitated the dissemination of research and policy recommendations for better serving this population. Her publications include Success at Every Step: How 23 Programs Support Youth on the Path to College and Beyond (co-author).
Ms. Hooker holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. While in graduate school, she provided capacity-building support to the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities. Prior to her work in Chicago, she developed a program to reconnect homeless parents with opportunities for continuing education and occupational training in Los Angeles. She earned a bachelor of the arts degree in Latin American studies from Pomona College in Claremont, CA.