Sara Kimberlin

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Executive Director and Senior Research Scholar, Center on Poverty and Inequality
Stanford University
Sara Kimberlin serves as Executive Director and Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Poverty and Inequality. Her research examines how poverty is measured, as well how social policies such as tax credits, safety net programs, and cash-based interventions affect the economic security of families and individuals with low incomes. She also focuses on housing affordability and homelessness and effective policy approaches to address these challenges. Before joining Stanford CPI in her current role, Sara served in a variety of positions focused on policy and practice related to economic security and housing needs, including analyzing state policies and budgets as Senior Policy Fellow at the California Budget & Policy Center; consulting for nonprofits, philanthropy, and cross-sector partnerships; and serving in senior management for a homeless services nonprofit. Sara holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in social welfare from the University of California, Berkeley.