As a Senior Staff Attorney at Centro Legal de la Raza, Sarah specializes in representing low-income Alameda County tenants in unlawful detainer (eviction) cases. Sarah also assists Hayward and Oakland tenants with rent stabilization-related administrative proceedings, supervises tenants’ rights clinics, and engages in policy advocacy to strengthen tenant protections. Sarah is proud to be part of an organization that both provides direct services and addresses the legal loopholes advocates encounter through policy advocacy. She collaborated extensively with community partners in Hayward, contributing to the passage in summer 2019 of a strengthened, updated rent stabilization ordinance there. Before joining Centro Legal in July 2017, Sarah clerked for a magistrate judge in the District of Nevada.
Sarah obtained her juris doctorate, magna cum laude, from UC Hastings in 2016. While at Hastings, she engaged in a variety of public interest work, including participating in Hastings’ Refugee and Human Rights Clinic and interning at the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project in Arizona. Sarah holds a B.A. in International Studies from UC San Diego. She is fluent in Spanish.