Sara Ben Abdallah is a high school student born and raised in Tucson, AZ. As a first-generation American and Arizonan, Sara grew up learning the importance of education and community service. Sara’s older brother introduced her to the political world after he volunteered on Hillary Clinton’s campaign for President in 2016. Like many young people, the Trump presidency has instilled in Sara an understanding of the importance of elections. Especially for those who are most marginalized.
Sara learned about Arizona List in her freshman year of high school, where she was inspired by the number of Democratic women elected in the 2018 midterms. She started interning for Arizona List that summer and has been ever since. Last summer, she co-founded the Youth Justice Collective, a group dedicated to creating spaces for young people to become more civically engaged in the fight for social, economic, and environmental justice. Here, she has worked with organizers and candidates across Arizona to educate and mobilize fellow young people to create progressive change. In the future, Sara plans on pursuing higher education and finding ways to make a difference wherever she can.