Sarah Sattelmeyer

Project Director, Education, Opportunity, and Mobility

Sarah Sattelmeyer is the project director for education, opportunity, and mobility in the Higher Education initiative at New America. She manages New America’s work on student loan and engages in work at the intersection of higher education finance and economic mobility.

Previously, she launched and directed The Pew Charitable Trusts’s student borrower success project, an initiative focused on student loan reform, especially to support borrowers at greatest risk for delinquency and default. She also served on Pew’s financial security and mobility project, assessing the relationship between short-term financial security and longer-term economic mobility.

Before joining Pew, Sattelmeyer worked at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Urban Institute, the California Department of Health Care Services, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sattelmeyer holds master’s degrees in public policy and public health from the University of California, Berkeley and bachelor’s degrees in English and biology from the University of Georgia.