Sarah Burns is the research manager at the San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP). She oversees SDWP’s research projects and partnerships, coordinating resources among agencies to produce collaborative labor market research. Burns also conducts workshops to train staff and community members to understand, interpret, and use labor market data to inform programmatic and funding decisions. She has additional expertise in project management, nonprofit program evaluation, data visualization, and education.
Burns began her career as a high school math teacher and founding team member of Spark the Wave: Igniting Teen Volunteers, a 501(c)(3) that aims to empower, train, and mentor the next generation of leaders who will impact the world through a lifelong commitment to community service. Burns holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Barnard College and a master’s of science in teaching (MST) in adolescent mathematics from Fordham University.