Sarah Sattelmeyer is an officer with Pew’s family financial security and mobility project, which conducts original research to assess family balance sheets across diverse U.S. households and the degree to which short-term financial security relates to longer-term economic mobility. Sattelmeyer works to advance the project’s comprehensive research agenda and manages its staffing of the Senate Economic Mobility Caucus, a bipartisan forum for dialogue on mobility-related issues. She also plays a lead role in exploring the intersection between higher education and employer-sponsored benefits and family economic security. Sattelmeyer previously worked on Pew’s economic mobility project.
Before joining Pew, she was a research fellow in the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, where she helped design and manage a portfolio of federally funded research and evaluation projects related to family self-sufficiency and stability. She also has worked for the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Urban Institute, and the California Department of Health Care Services. Sattelmeyer holds master’s degrees in public policy and public health from the University of California, Berkeley.