Sarah Ray

Sarah Ray MPA '13 received a Master in Public Affairs with a focus on urban policy and planning. During her SINSI fellowship, she worked in the Secretary's Office at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Office of Innovation and Improvement at the Department of Education. Her primary projects included serving on the leadership team for the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative and as team lead for the White House Domestic Council "Strong Cities; Strong Communities" Initiative in Memphis, Tenn. Sarah graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Tulane University in May 2009 with degrees in political science and social policy, where she was named a Harry S. Truman Scholar. Her interest in economic development and urbanism comes from her experience in post-Katrina New Orleans, where she worked in the mayor's office and for an entrepreneurial incubator, and from a fellowship at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services researching economic mobility and poverty policy. Ray participated in the PPIA Junior Summer Institute program at WWS in 2008.