SASHA FELDSTEIN, SENIOR IMPACT AND EVALUATION ANALYST

Sasha has committed her career to pursuing social and economic justice through strategic partnerships and systems change. Previously, Sasha worked as a legal advocate at the Urban Justice Center, where she represented public assistance participants and advocated for policy changes to the social safety net to decriminalize participants. She also worked for an international development and human rights organization, where she launched "Where Do You Give?",  a campaign to increase awareness about strategic philanthropy and global justice.  She also  organized NYC communities to advocate for changes to international food aid policy in the 2014 Farm Bill. While in New York, Sasha became deeply immersed in the local food justice movement, and co-founded a CSA in Brooklyn.

Prior to joining Opportunity@Work, Sasha served as the Campaign Coordinator for a local City Councilmember's re-election and advised a local labor union on how to use data for more effective organizing. She 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.  As a graduate student, Sasha served on Boalt Law School's Policy Advocacy Clinic, where she spent a year helping a homeless rights' advocacy group research the rise in the enactment and enforcement of anti-homeless policies in California.  She lives in Oakland with her partner and her dog, and is a proud 4th generation Californian.