Sara Bovat, MSW

2021-2022 AUCD Policy Fellow | Public Policy Team

Sara Bovat, MSW

Sara Bovat, MSW is the 2021-2022 Disability Policy Fellow at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), where she works on federal policy and legislative issues that impact people with disabilities and their communities. 

Sara has over 5 years of experience working with disability advocacy and health policy. She served as a caregiver with adults with developmental disabilities at L'Arche International from 2014-2015 and then worked on state-level Medicaid initiatives in healthcare consulting. While a Master's candidate at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration with a Health Administration and Policy concentration, she led the National Human Trafficking and Disabilities Working Group as its Coordinator. Sara is passionate about advocating for disability rights and justice and eliminating barriers to access through systemic policy change. 


Areas of interest:

  • Disability justice
  • Social determinants of health
  • Medicaid 1115 waiver innovation
  • Racial disparities in health outcomes