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Sara Bokhari: Advocating for Change

Sara Bokhari began the LEE Public Leaders Fellowship (LPLF) in December 2015 with the intention of strengthening her network and learning more about how leadership intersects with power and oppression. She had been working at The New Teacher Project (TNTP) for more than six years and was looking to move into a more senior leadership role.

At the end of the program, Sara noted, “I've gotten a lot of insights [from LPLF] into what others who work in education are doing to end educational inequity. I also feel like I've gotten a lot of new frameworks for analyzing difficult problems that are informing how I approach my work.”

Sara is now a stronger advocate for change in her work at TNTP: “Our CEO recently asked me to attend a White House roundtable on bullying in schools because he said he's seen me contribute thoughtfully to our internal conversations. I don't know that I would have had the courage to contribute prior to the fellowship.”

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I gained a clear sense of my vision and the resources and people I can access to actualize that vision.