Sydney Saubestre serves as the Research Coordinator for the Health and Human Rights Program’s FAM evaluation, an innovative family-based foster care pilot for youth who have experienced or are at risk of commercial sexual exploitation in San Francisco. Sydney has substantial experience conducting innovative, scalable systems-change work. Prior to joining the Human Rights Center, she designed and implemented pilot programs at the Oakland Unified School District, the Oakland Promise, and as a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs in St. Louis, MO.
Sydney also brings extensive direct experience working with marginalized and system-involved youth, and currently volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Alameda County. She is passionate about using evidence-based research to solve social inequities, particularly those that pertain to children and women. She holds a BA in Economics and Anthropology from The New School.