Sarah Needler

Associate Director, State Impact

Sarah Needler is an Associate Director for State Impact at Results for America. Sarah previously served as the Director of Research at The Council of State Governments, where she led state research requests, evidence-based policymaking initiatives, fiscal policy research, and data collection efforts. Previously, Sarah worked in state government on Medicaid policy with the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services where she started as a fellow with the Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab. In addition to her state policy work, Sarah has supported policymakers in achieving better outcomes through the use of data and evidence in Albania, Ghana and Syria and was a United State Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. Sarah earned an M.A. in Economics from the University of British Columbia and an M.P.A in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.