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Sarah Betancourt is a communications manager at Ceres spearheading external and online communications relating to initiatives in the water, policy, transportation, and insurance sectors.
Prior to joining Ceres, Sarah was the senior communications coordinator for SEIU, where she managed communications for five labor campaigns and 19,000 members. While at SEIU, she also coordinated strategic communications on a national campaign to organize underpaid airport workers. Sarah has chaired two Democratic organizations in the past three years, focusing policy work on municipal politics and women’s rights. She also built a communications department at a Mayan hospital for women as a consultant in a rural village in Guatemala.
As a journalist, Sarah has written for various publications on labor relations, climate change, and economics, including Open Media Boston, The Boston Globe, In These Times, the Next Great Generation, Patch, and Fox News. She has a B.S. in Political Communication and Journalism from Emerson College.
Recent Blog Posts
Hundreds of cities and insurers across North America were hit by extreme weather events last year, many of them made worse by climate change. Higher sea levels, elevated storm surges and record flood damages cost U.S. insurers tens of billions and taxpayers double or triple this.