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Sara El-Amine

Sara El-Amine
Sara El-Amine, Occidental College Class of 2007
Political Strategist

Sara El-Amine ‘07 is a progressive senior adviser and strategist and has led thousands of volunteers to take on progressive issues. Currently, she is the director of advocacy for the Chan Zuckerberg Foundation, and previously she consulted with organizations such as Moveon.org, Safe Hands for Girls and Take on Hate. El-Amine held the position of executive director of Organizing for America, President Obama’s grassroots effort, training tens of thousands of organizers across the United States, and as national director of Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. A field organizer in Obama’s first presidential campaign, she was the first staffer hired after the launch of Organizing for America (OFA), an advocacy arm of his presidency that would continue to promote the issues that he believed in. She subsequently took on the role of deputy director of organizational development for the Democratic National Committee. As the first national director of training in American presidential politics, she developed curriculum and training for professionals and volunteers alike. She remains on the OFA board and the training advisory committee for the Obama Foundation. She has a degree in diplomacy and world affairs from Occidental College.