Sarah Wasch, MSW, is the Field Center’s Program Manager, coordinating a variety of Field Center projects and initiatives. She has held practice and advocacy roles in the child welfare and social services arena for nearly two decades. Sarah has supervised programs in numerous child and family serving organizations, spanning residential treatment, foster care, and education. Before joining the Field Center, Sarah was with Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Greater Philadelphia for eight years, first as a foster care social worker, then as a foster care/child welfare supervisor, and finally in the role of program supervisor for the ELECT Program, developing new programming for pregnant and parenting adolescents. Sarah’s background includes presenting, training, and writing on critical topics in child welfare, with a focus on college access and success for young adults with experience in foster care. Sarah coordinates the Field Center’s Multidisciplinary Student Training Institute, providing cross-disciplinary education and training to graduate students in multiple disciplines, including social work, law, and education. Sarah holds a BA from Tufts University in Child Development and Sociology and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania.
Hannah Rawdin, MA, BA, is the Field Center’s Director of Development, planning, organizing, and coordinating all of the Center’s fundraising and engagement efforts. Hannah earned her BA from University of Vermont in Global Studies and Spanish and her MA from The New School in International Affairs with a concentration on Urban Policy and Social Justice. Prior to joining the Field Center, Hannah was a Philanthropic Services Specialist at Vanguard Charitable, working with a premier segment of clients. Before Vanguard Charitable, Hannah supported corporate and strategic partnerships for Youth INC, a New York-based nonprofit focused on transforming the lives of New York City children through a venture philanthropy model. Just after receiving her Master’s degree, Hannah served as the Development Coordinator at Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring all children across the globe have access to a quality education.
Felicia Saunders is the Administrative Coordinator for the Field Center, coordinating the center’s daily operations and logistics for conferences, trainings, and events. Felicia comes to the Field Center from Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine where she worked since 2007 in their Scheduling & Events Department, most recently as Scheduling Coordinator. Prior to joining Penn, Felicia worked for the President’s office at the American Friends Service Committee in Philadelphia. Felicia is currently enrolled in Penn’s College of Liberal & Professional Studies and is working toward completion of her Bachelor’s degree.