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As the Economic Mobility manager for the Solutions Journalism Network, Sarah Gustavus leads a national effort to shift how journalism examines both the causes of poverty and promising community responses. She was previously the Mountain West region manager for SJN.

In 2018, Sarah also founded the New Mexico Local News Fund, which supports efforts to strengthen the local news ecosystem across the state. NMLNF works with journalists and community members to find new ways to better serve the news and information needs of all New Mexicans. She now serves as co-director of that growing organization.

Over nearly fifteen years in public media, Sarah worked as executive producer of national programs for Koahnic Broadcast Corporation, a Native American-owned media company, led innovative collaborations at New Mexico PBS and was a host, reporter and producer for various public radio stations. She was a national fellow with the Center for Reporting on Health, a fellow with the Institute for Justice and Journalism’s Immigration in the Heartland program and is an alumni of the Berlin Capital Program.

Sarah currently splits her time between New Mexico and Washington State.