Sarah Letson

Best Practices Manager – New Americans Campaign (NAC)

Sarah joined the ILRC in August 2013 as Best Practices Manager of the New Americans Campaign-- a position designed to improve efficiency and drive innovation among naturalization work across the country. A graduate of the University of Chicago and a participant in the year-long Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholarship program in Germany, she began her career helping resettle refugees from eastern Africa into Chicago apartments. Sarah spent the last five years of her career in homeless services, training staff on how best to capture and use client data, as well as helping shape regional policies and best practices around data for homeless programs. Most recently, she was the lead Project Manager/Trainer for Homeless Management Information System databases in five Bay Area counties and worked in affiliation with a national campaign to increase housing placement rates of homeless individuals and families. Sarah is proficient in German with some knowledge of American Sign Language and French.