Sarah White

Senior Associate
Sarah L. White (PhD, Columbia University; BA, Wellesley College) is a Senior Associate at COWS. Her work focuses on the intersection of labor, education, and energy policy at state and federal levels, and she is a national expert on jobs and training in the emerging green economy. White sits on the Leadership Council of the National Skills Coalition, chaired the National Working Group on Solar Career Pathways for the IREC/DOE Solar Instructor Training Network, and served as the Secretary’s policy advisor for federal employment and training programs at Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development. In a past life she ran a Development Education Program at Interfaith Hunger Appeal in New York, working to integrate academic and NGO efforts addressing poverty, food security, and sustainable development. A labor historian and Fulbright Scholar, White has written widely on education for sustainability and social change, including, most recently, Greener Reality: Resilience, Equity, and Skill Formation in a Cleaner U.S. Economy.
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