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Sara Collins

Sara Collins is the Legal Services Director at Veterans Education Success, where she assists veterans who have been deceived by predatory for-profit colleges, and provides federal and state law enforcement and policy makers with analysis of predatory college practices. Collins comes to Veterans Education Success from her previous job as the Policy & Law Fellow at the Amara Legal Center, an organization dedicated to helping domestic survivors of human trafficking. At the Amara Legal Center, Collins prepared policy memos and documents for clients' cases, and assisted in the drafting and passage of Washington, D.C.'s Trafficking of Minors Prevention Act of 2014.

Collins earned her law degree from Georgetown University in 2014. She served as the Symposium Editor for the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law. While attending law school, Collins served as a Law Clerk at Edwards & Eubanks, a private law firm representing plaintiffs' rights in litigation and negotiation, where she prepared demand letters, mediation briefs, and EEOC complaints; assisted law partners in preparation for meetings with opposing counsel; and provided legal advice on a variety of topics including the California Tort Claims Act and protections for LGBT workers. Also during law school, Collins worked as a Privacy, Information, and Records Intern at the U.S. Department of Education, where she drafted the Department's Freedom of Information Act Directive and Manual, prepared FAQs for the Department's website regarding the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and coordinated joint guidance from the Departments of Education and Agriculture regarding FERPA and the National School Lunch Act.

Originally from Chicago, Collins attended the University of Illinois, where she received a B.A. in both Political Science and English. In college, Collins was named to the Dean's List several times and was selected as the James Scholar during her first year.
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