Sarah Crow is the Managing Director of the First 5 Center for Children's Policy, the policy development arm of the First 5 Association. Her work focuses on improving California's early childhood systems. Sarah's career has focused on policy issues related to children and families at the federal, state and local levels. Prior to her role at the First 5 Center, Sarah was the Strategic Information and Planning Manager at First 5 Contra Costa County, where she led data collection, management, evaluation, and advocacy efforts to improve developmental outcomes for young children. She has also held leadership positions in early childhood research and advocacy at Bay Area nonprofits The Opportunity Institute and Next Generation. As a Senior Policy Analyst at the San Francisco Human Services Agency, Sarah spent eight years supporting San Francisco's social services safety net.
Sarah holds a bachelor's degree in comparative literature from Oberlin College and a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Michigan. She lives in Berkeley with her husband and two fabulous kids.