Sara Goldrick-Rab is Founding Director of the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice and Professor of Sociology and Medicine at Temple University. She is the recipient of the William T. Grant Foundation’s Faculty Scholars Award and the American Educational Research Association’s Early Career Award, and in 2016 POLITICO named her one of the top 50 people shaping American politics. Her latest book, “Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream” (University of Chicago, 2016), won the 2018 Grawemeyer Award, and was featured on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls her “a defender of impoverished students and a scholar of their struggles,” she is ranked seventh in the nation among education scholars according to Education Week, and in April 2018 the Carnegie Corporation awarded her the Carnegie Fellowship. Sara is married to a Philadelphia native who graduated from the Community College of Philadelphia, and is raising two children attending the city’s public schools.
Sara’s hope: We will fight for a financing system that recognizes the right of every American to a high-quality college education.