Sarah Decker is the Dale and James J. Pinto Legal Fellow on the Criminal/Immigrant Justice Team where she works on human rights issues at the intersection of criminal justice and immigration law. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in May 2020, where she was recognized for outstanding achievement and advocacy as a clinic student-attorney. During law school, Sarah participated in Georgetown's Center for Applied Legal Studies (CALS), where she represented and successfully secured asylum for an indigenous domestic violence survivor from Guatemala. She also interned with several non-profit organizations including the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Human Rights Campaign, Advancement Project, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF), and Equal Justice Under Law. Previously, she worked for the Arab American Institute where she supported strategic campaigns to end hate violence and racist immigration policies, including the Trump Administration's Muslim Ban. Sarah's primary areas of focus include combatting the criminalization of migration, ending mass human caging and biased policing, and addressing anti-LGBTQ hate violence.
Sarah is originally from New Jersey and holds a B.A. in International Relations, Philosophy, and Arabic from Bucknell University. She speaks Spanish and Arabic.