Sarah Pingel
Senior Policy Analyst

  • Access
  • Data and Statistics
  • Financial Aid
  • Lenders
  • Low-Income Students
  • Research and Methodology
  • State Policy

Sarah supports state policymakers by providing analysis tailored to student financial aid and college affordability policies. A data wonk at heart, she also prepares research, authors reports and organizes convenings designed to help policy leaders learn from one another. Prior to working at Education Commission of the States, Sarah held various positions within three institutional financial aid offices. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, a master’s degree from Bryn Mawr College and a doctorate in Higher Education from the University of Denver. When she isn’t knee deep in policy research, Sarah spends time in the small Rocky Mountain town where she is from and enjoys finding opportunities to practice her French.