Benet has been a member of the Appleseed family since 2009 when he served as the Harvard Law School Kaufman‐Skirnick Fellow for Appleseed's immigrant financial access project. He led Kansas Appleseed from 2013 to 2019, and joined the national Appleseed office as interim executive director in June 2020. After a decade in the Appleseed Network, Benet continues to be inspired by the Appleseed promise to confront deep-rooted injustices through community-driven, systemic advocacy.
Sarah joined the Appleseed Network in June 2019 as a Princeton Project 55 Public Interest Fellow. Originally from Sackets Harbor, NY, she received her undergraduate degree in Politics from Princeton University where she spent time working to achieve menstrual equity on campus and advancing women*s reproductive rights. During her college years, Sarah interned in the office of Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in Washington, DC and the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees in Utica, NY. As the Network Manager for the Appleseed Network, Sarah strives to connect Appleseed justice centers around common goals and ideas in order to build capacity and expand the strength of Appleseed’s advocacy efforts.