Sarah Groh

Speaker Profile

Sarah Groh

Sarah Groh
Chief of Staff
Office of Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley

As Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Sarah leads policy, strategy and day to day management for the Office. A long time resident of the Massachusetts 7th Sarah is proud to serve her home Congressional district and work for Congresswoman Pressley, a seasoned policy maker and unapologetic advocate committed to advancing justice for all people. Sarah served as Ayanna Pressley's 2018 Campaign Manager. At the helm of Pressley's historic campaign, Sarah led a coalition of staff, activists and volunteers to a historic 17 point victory. Pressley joined the 116th Congress as the first woman of color ever elected from Massachusetts. As Director of Advocacy at America Forward, Sarah worked closely with members of the America Forward coalition and external partners to manage both state and federal aligned advocacy efforts. Sarah also led America Forward’s 2016 Presidential initiative and provided strategic support to education and workforce development non-profits on policy strategy and strategic growth. Previously, Sarah worked at Horizons for Homeless Children in Roxbury, MA. As Policy & Advocacy Manager she worked on Massachusetts policy issues including early childhood education, workforce development and housing. Sarah developed and managed the organization’s statewide grassroots advocacy strategy and worked with the organization’s team of teachers and social workers to support children and families in the program as they navigated crucial wrap-around services and subsidies. Grateful for the opportunity and mobility education created in her own life, Sarah is committed to creating systems change that strengthens access to education and opportunity for generations to come. Sarah has a Master’s in Education Policy & Management from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education where her research focused on trends in management and governance in urban school districts and diverse metrics of student success. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services & Global Studies from Lesley College where she was President of the Student Government. Sarah has also held internship and research positions with the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange and Opportunity Nation and led graduate research projects with the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Education and the Boston City Council.