Sabrina Bernadel

Manager, Education Civil Rights Alliance
Portrait photograph of Sabrina Bernadel

Sabrina Bernadel is the Manager of the Education Civil Rights Alliance (ECRA) at the National Center for Youth Law. She works on NCYL's Education Team, using the law and policy to advocate for schools where all students have an equitable opportunity to learn and access to high quality education. Through the ECRA, Sabrina leads a diverse group of civil rights organizations, community groups, educator organizations, and government agencies that work within states and locally to protect the civil rights of historically underrepresented students.

Before joining NCYL, Sabrina served as Education and Workplace Justice Counsel at the National Women’s Law Center, where she led federal and state advocacy efforts on ending school pushout caused by exclusionary discipline and school policing. She has advocated for educational equity throughout her career, including at Advocates for Children of New York and the U.S. Department of Education. Sabrina earned her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and her bachelor's degree from Villanova University.

Originally from New York, Sabrina now lives in DC and loves exploring the food and music scenes with her husband. She also spends her free time testing out new Instant Pot recipes and doing yoga.