Sarah Michael Levine

Hometown: Jersey City ~ Current: Palo Alto

Yale Law School, CT, expected May 2020
J.D. Candidate

Barnard College of Columbia University, NY, May 2014
Magna Cum Laude, Bachelor of Arts, Cumulative GPA: 3.89
Political Science (GPA: 3.91) and Urban Studies (GPA: 3.99) with History specialty

Honors theses: Field Research Thesis in Urban Studies, “The Effects of Big Data and Big Surveillance as Law Enforcement Praxis in NYC” and Capstone Project in Political Science, “A Comparative Analysis of Democratic Backslide in Hungary

Stanford Law School, Empirical Research Fellow, Palo Alto, CA April 2015 - present

• Conceptualize and implement suitable statistical models and machine learning algorithms
• Collaborate with government stakeholders to analyze and interpret complex datasets
• Research policies and regulatory frameworks regarding employee welfare in high-hazard industries

OppSites, Urban Data Manager, Oakland, CA August 2014 - March 2015

• Facilitated workshops with local governments to identify planning and development priorities
• Activated economic development by building interactive 3D visualizations of planning codes

Times Square Alliance, Policy, Planning and Economic Development Fellow, Manhattan, NY Summer 2014

• Collected and analyzed economic, demographic and preference data
• Analyzed economic and demographic data to improve Times Square programming

Barnard College, Head Fellow and Speaking Fellow, Manhattan, NY 2011 - 2014

• Developed and taught weekly public speaking workshops for students and professors
• Trained 10 incoming Speaking Fellows with weekly labs and theory as the elected Head Fellow

New Yorkers for de Blasio, Communications and Research Intern, Manhattan, NY Fall and Winter 2013

• Prepared and edited briefs for the candidate’s TV appearances
• Interfaced with government officials and campaign stakeholders 

Mayor’s Office, Violence Prevention Services Intern, San Francisco, CA Summer 2013

• Collaborated with District Supervisors and SFPD to implement two gun buybacks
• Supported the launch of Gunbygun.org to crowd-fund for gun buybacks

Foster Interstate Media Inc., Policy Research Intern, San Francisco, CA Summer 2013

• Generated ArcGIS materials and packages
• Researched state and local policies

Barnard College Young Women’s Leadership InstituteProgram Coordinator, NY Summer 2012

• Designed and implemented a 1 week women’s leadership program for 50 high school women
• Planned and hosted professional site-visits for students at the UN Foundation, NYC NOW, and MTV

Barnard Pre-College Program, Residential Advisor, Manhattan, NY Summer 2012

Maptime Silicon Valley, Founder and Organizer, Palo Alto, CA, 2015-present

• Teach Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software skills monthly to group of 125+

Barnard College, Barnard Alumnae Admissions Representative, Various, CA 2014 - present

• Interview Barnard candidates and represent the college at events

Barnard-in-Tech, Organizer, San Francisco, CA 2015 - present

• Advise current students and recent alumna interested in roles in the technology sector

Data4America, Editorial Board Member, Various, 2015-2016

Columbia University, Delegate to Student Conference on U.S. Affairs at West Point, NY Fall 2013

Barnard College Design For America, RiSE Design Studio Leader, Manhattan, NY 2011 - 2013

• Led a five person team through extensive field research to evaluate sexual health in Harlem
• Prototyped condom wrappers and dispensers that educate users about proper use

GIS: qGIS, ArcGIS, mapping in R, datums & projections, geodatabase design, Spatial Analyst extension, Network Analyst extension, model builder, shapefile conversion, webmapping with Leaflet and cartographic design.

Miscellaneous Computer: (Advanced) R, Stata, SQL, LaTeX, HTML. (Proficient) Python, MatLab, CSS, Bash.

Alison D. Morantz, Julia Bodson, Sarah Levine, Marcus Palsson, "Economic Incentives in Workers’ Compensation: A Holistic, International Perspective," 69 Rutgers University Law Review (Forthcoming 2017).

Featured: City Zoning Maps in 3D. Maps Mania, October 31, 2016.

A. Albright and S. Levine (2015). One Size Does Not Fit All: The Shortcomings of the Mainstream Data Scientist Working for Social Good. Proceedings of the 1st Annual Bloomberg Data for Good Exchange (D4GX 2015). 

Featured: Hey, Men: Think Telling That Girl Walking By That She's Beautiful Is OK? Look At This Map First. Upworthy, October 1, 2014.

J. Brower, M. Burke, A. Coulter, J. Erville, A. Hollar, A. Kendl, B. Legacy, S. Levine, A. Moran, J. Parziale and C. Wilson. Privacy in the Age of Big Data. Proceedings of Student Conference on US Affairs 65, Navigating Demographic Flows: Populations, Power, and Policy.

Contributed regularly on Barnard College writing and speaking blog, Fellow Voices.


Alison D. Morantz, “Rejecting the Grand Bargain: What Happens When Large Companies Opt Out of Workers’ Compensation?” Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 488 (2016).

Alison D. Morantz, “Designing a Statistical Algorithm for Strategic Identification and Development of New Mine Safety Technologies and Technological Applications.” National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Research Contract No. 200-2014-59448 (2014-2016).

Alison D. Morantz, “Filing Not Found: Which Injuries Are Underreported to Worker Protection Agencies, and Why?” Working paper (2015).

National GIS Day 2016 at Stanford. Workshop: OpenStreetMap. Stanford Geospatial Center, November 17, 2016.

IBM Silicon Valley Lab: Mapathon 2016, Humanitarian Post-Crisis Mapping Workshop. IBM Silicon Valley Lab, June 23 2016.

BOLD: Bay Area Organization of Ladies in Big Data Open Source Roundtable 2016, Women in Open Source Panel (panelist). Intuit, April 19 2016.

National GIS Day 2015 at StanfordWorkshop: Humanitarian Crisis Mapping 101. Stanford Geospatial Center, November 18, 2015.

Strata + Hadoop World Conference. One Size Does Not Fit All: The Shortcomings of the Mainstream Data Scientist Working for Social Good. Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, September 30, 2015.

Bloomberg Data for Good Exchange (D4GX). One Size Does Not Fit All: The Shortcomings of the Mainstream Data Scientist Working for Social Good. Bloomberg Global Headquarters, September 28, 2015.

My interests include cartography, urban planning, law, machine learning, statistics, running, human rights,  public health, sport climbing, LEGO, and architecture.

St. Paul and Andrew Women’s Shelter, Bi-monthly Overnight Supervisor, Manhattan, NY 2012 - 2014

• Supervised 20 overnight shelter guests bimonthly

Holocaust Study Tour, Teacher, Various Counties, NJ 2009 - 2012

• Traveled to Poland, Germany, and Czech Republic spring 2009 to study the Holocaust
• Transcribed the oral history of Holocaust survivors
• Volunteered with student team to clean up former Polish concentration camp Plaszow
• Taught Holocaust history and relevant lessons of modern genocide to American students

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Park Service Volunteer, Marin County, CA 2008

Morgan Horse Farm and Eddy Farm School, Landmark Volunteer Farm Hand, Middlebury, VT 2007