MPA in Social Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs;
BA in Comparative Literature - Spanish and English from Brown University
Areas of Interest:Emerging adulthood, Identity development, Social media, Sociopolitical Development, Youth civic engagement
Sara Wilf is a second-year doctoral student in Social Welfare. She uses quantitative and qualitative methods to explore youth civic engagement and youth-led social change, with a focus on social media as a context. She is interested in both the process of youth’s sociopolitical development as well as the impact of civic engagement and youth leadership on individuals, schools, and communities. Previously, Sara worked with youth-focused non-profits in India, Chile, and the U.S.
Last year Sara received the Frank D. Gilliam Jr. Social Justice Award and the Bedari Kindness Institute Summer Fellowship for her research on online youth civic engagement. She is an affiliate with the UCLA Race, Ethnicity, Politics & Society (REPS) Lab. Sara graduated with an MPA in Social Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and she also holds a BA in Comparative Literature – Spanish and English from Brown University, where she graduated magna cum laude.
You can follow Sara on Twitter at @SaraBWilf or learn more about her research at www.sarawilf.com.