Sara Horowitz speaking at the Freelancers Union 2010 Annual Benefit
|Born||January 13, 1963|
|Alma mater||Cornell University
University at Buffalo Law School
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Sara Horowitz (born January 13, 1963) is the founder of Working Today and Freelancers Union, leading organizations of independent workers. She was an Echoing Green fellow in 1995, and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1999. Horowitz is Jewish and grew up in Brooklyn Heights in Brooklyn, New York. Her grandfather was vice-president of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union in New York and her father was a union lawyer.
In December 2012, Horowitz was appointed a Class C director of the New York Fed by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System starting January 1, 2013, for a three-year term ending December 31, 2016. She is also on the board of Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation.
Education & Early Career
Horowitz graduated from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations with a B.A. degree in 1984 and was awarded its labor prize. She graduated cum laude from the University at Buffalo Law School. After graduation, she worked as a public defender, a private practice labor attorney, and an organizer with SEIU 1199, the National Health and Human Service Employees Union. She later attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and received her MPA in 1995. She was admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in 1995.
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