Sara Cullinane


Sara Cullinane, Esq is Director and Co-founder of Make the Road New Jersey (MRNJ). Founded in late 2014, MRNJ has built a powerful grassroots movement for immigrant and worker justice, operating three organizing hubs in working class immigrant cities in New Jersey that also provide legal and support services, including adult education and youth development. MRNJ has won 10 landmark pro-immigrant and pro-worker policies including drivers licenses and occupational licenses for undocumented immigrants, a $15 minimum wage and the nation’s first guaranteed severance law. Previously, Sara was a staff attorney and Equal Justice Works fellow at Make the Road New York. She has also taught at the New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service as an Assistant Adjunct Professor. She holds a JD from NYU School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern public service scholar.  Before attending law school, she worked as a community and labor organizer and health advocate.