Sarah Saez is currently the Program Director of the United Taxi Workers of San Diego, a multi-ethnic organization that fights for justice, rights, respect and dignity for San Diego taxi lease drivers – who are considered independent contractors and labor 12 to 16 hour shifts with little pay and protection. UTWSD uses organizing, direct action, legal and health services, media presence, political advocacy and its allies and supporters to help build power for one of the most vulnerable immigrant workforces in the country.
Sarah is also completing her Master’s degree at the University of San Diego in Nonproﬁt Leadership and Management. The nationally recognized program equips practitioners with leadership theories and management tools to create high-performing nonprofit organizations.
Prior to San Diego Sarah lived in the Dominican Republic where she witnessed the reality of third world poverty. This led her to a degree in Sociology and activism in Miami Florida where she joined her first campaign with the Coalition of Immokalee farm workers. Sarah, originally from Boston, is the product of proud liberal parents who met and grew up in New York. Her father from Puerto Rico grew up in Spanish Harlem and her mother migrated from the Dominican Republic at the age of thirteen to Washington Heights. She wouldn't be the person she is without the compassion they taught her growing up. Any free time Sarah has is spent hanging out with her boyfriend Oliver and their three puppies Shilo, Wally and Ella.