Sara Nowakowski

Sara Nowakowski

Research Specialist
4255 Nancy Nicholas Hall

My background is in public policy and administration, community engagement, and youth development, primarily in the nonprofit sector. I have always been passionate about increasing collaboration within and across sectors to promote more efficient and impactful changes for youth, families, and communities. I am honored to be a part of the Center for Financial Security’s mission to develop and disseminate research that empowers vulnerable populations and informs policy.

Originally from California, I earned my BS in Neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles. Later, I served as a secondary school teacher in the Peace Corps in Mozambique for two years. I graduated from the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Master’s degree in Public Affairs in 2017.