Sarah Ting, Board Co-Chair
MPP Candidate, UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy
Sarah Ting, a native of Oakland, currently leads a community food storytelling project in partnership with the HOPE Collaborative. She previously worked in public policy research at the Urban Institute focusing on national health, education and employment, and anti-poverty program evaluations for the Department of Labor and Department of Health and Human Services. After UI, she worked in India for a year conducting food systems fieldwork and community-based participatory research with a grassroots women’s empowerment organization, Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA).
She recently returned to her hometown to work on a district-wide farm to school initiative and garden education for Oakland Unified School District’s Farm to School program through FoodCorps. In 2014, she was honored for her service with an invitation to meet First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House and help plant the spring kitchen garden there. Sarah serves as an Executive Committee Member of the Oakland Food Policy Council.