Sarah Haight is the program manager at Ascend at the Aspen Institute. The Aspen Institute's mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. Ascend is a policy program of the Institute and a hub for breakthrough ideas and proven strategies that move parents, especially women, and their children beyond poverty toward educational success and economic security.
Prior to The Aspen Institute, Sarah spent six years as a fashion journalist. She held writing positions, covering design and culture, at Vogue, W, and Women's Wear Daily. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from the Silver School of Social Work at New York University and has worked as a therapist in direct-practice clinical settings with low-income women in New York City, including an inpatient mental health facility and alternative-to-incarceration clinic, where she conducted individual, group, and family counseling sessions. She is licensed to practice social work in New York and the District of Columbia. She received her bachelor's degree from Barnard College.