Meeting of the Minds 2020 - Critical Impact September 8 - 10 2020
Sasha Feldstein is Economic Justice Policy Manager at California Immigrant Policy Center. Her policy work focuses on equitable access to meaningful job training and career services, workers’ rights, tax policy for low-income workers, and promoting a future of work that is centered on racial and economic equity .
Sasha has over 12 years of experience advocating for meaningful policies to advance economic and racial justice. Previously, Sasha worked at Opportunity@Work, where she built partnerships with local and national organizations to develop meaningful solutions for people shut out of job opportunities due to bias and discrimination in the labor market. Sasha also worked as a legal advocate at the Urban Justice Center, where she represented clients receiving public assistance and advocated for decriminalizing safety net participants. She also worked for an international development and human rights organization, where she launched an education and community engagement campaign to increase awareness about global justice, and she organized NYC communities to advocate for changes to international food aid policy in the 2014 Farm Bill.
Sasha holds an MPP from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, where her studies focused on food and labor policy, poverty & inequality, and race & discrimination in today’s workforce. While at Goldman, she worked with Restaurant Opportunities Centers Bay Area to research policy alternatives for addressing occupational segregation; assisted in teaching a course on Wealth and Poverty led by Robert Reich, and served on Boalt Law School’s Policy Advocacy Clinic, where she researched the rise in the enactment and enforcement of anti-homeless policies in California. She lives in Los Angeles and is a 4th generation Californian.