Sara Hinkley is a Policy Research Specialist at the Center for Labor Research and Education at UC Berkeley. She also teaches in the Department of City and Regional Planning. Hinkley’s research focuses on state and local public finance, economic development policy, the public sector workforce, and technology and work. Sara has an extensive research background in labor, workforce, and economic development policy in California and nationally. She has worked for the California Labor Federation, Justice for Janitors, and Good Jobs First developing policies to improve opportunities for low-income people. She was a postdoctoral scholar at the Labor Center and is former Associate Director of IRLE. Sara has provided research consultation for the Institute of Urban and Regional Development, the Goldman School of Public Policy, the Center for Community Innovation, the County of Los Angeles, and Inclusive Economics.