Sarah Omojola

Sarah is the associate director of Vera’s New Orleans office. She joined the team in 2020. Sarah’s work focuses on helping to manage and measure the progress of different programs, building relationships to expand Vera’s work into other parts of Louisiana, and driving efforts to reshape prosecution in New Orleans.

Prior to joining Vera, Sarah taught high school English in New Orleans. Afterward, she began her legal career in California, where she trained educators to implement supportive school climate frameworks and advocated for statewide educational equity and improved juvenile justice policies. In 2016, Sarah returned home to New Orleans to become the policy counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center, where she led statewide and local policy advocacy regarding children's rights, criminal justice reform, immigration, economic justice and LGBT rights.

Most recently, she served as the inaugural director of the Welcoming Project, where she led efforts to create an education advocacy, case management, and internship placement program for formerly incarcerated youth in New Orleans. Sarah is a New Orleans native and received her JD from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and her BA in English from Louisiana State University.