Sarah Kamenir graduated from UC Berkeley in 2011 with a BA in Social Welfare and minor in Education. Following graduation, Sarah completed AmeriCorps as a Legal Advocate, working to secure Social Security Disability benefits for low-income New Yorkers with mental illness. Upon moving back to California in 2013, Sarah worked as an Associate in the Alternative Sentencing Department of Beit T’Shuvah, a long-term residential treatment facility for adults struggling with addiction. The impact of this work influenced her decision to pursue a Juris Doctorate.
While at Loyola, Sarah has enjoyed a wide range of public interest law opportunities, including working for the New Orleans Public Defenders, the Honorable Judge Harry Pregerson for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the ACLU of Northern California. Sarah could not be more proud or excited to serve the Loyola community as PILF’s External Vice Co-Chair!