Sarah Hurwitz (2017)
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About the Event
Sarah Hurwitz served as a speechwriter at the White House in 2009-2017. She started as a senior speechwriter for president Barack Obama, but soon became the chief speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama. Hurwitz is behind many widely-acclaimed addresses, including Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Hurwitz worked close to Michelle Obama and travelled with the President and First Lady across America and to different countries in five continents.
Hurwitz also worked on policy issues affecting young women and girls as a senior advisor to the White House Council on Women and Girls. Before the White House years Hurwitz served as a speechwriter for Democratic Senators and for Hillary Clinton in 2007 and during Clinton’s 2008 presidential primaries. Hurwitz is a graduate of Harvard Law School.