Sarah Vandergriff, a New Orleans native, received her bachelor’s degree from Sewanee: The University of the South in religion and psychology. After briefly teaching at her alma mater, the Academy of the Sacred Heart, she then earned a dual J.D./M.A. from Loyola University of New Orleans in law and religious studies (ethics). A William Crowe Scholar, she primarily focused her legal studies on constitutional law and received a Certificate in International Law, with an emphasis on human rights. Prior to joining LAPCS, she worked for the law firm Phelps Dunbar, LLP in the commercial litigation section.
Sarah has been recognized as a “2017 Leader in Law” by New Orleans City Business Magazine and a “2017 Top 40 Under 40 Professional” by New Orleans Gambit Weekly Magazine. Sarah was also the recipient of the “2016 Good Apple” Award by Louisiana Appleseed and has been a selected participant for various leadership programs including the Aspen Institute, the Loyola Institute of Politics, and the Anti-Defamation League. Additionally, Sarah currently serves on advisory committees for the National World War II Museum and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
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