Sarah Leibrandt, PhD is a Senior Research Analyst for the Policy Analysis and Research Unit at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. She currently leads a project funded by Lumina Foundation and Strada Education Network on understanding the current landscape related to recognition of prior learning. During her time at WICHE, Leibrandt has played a key role in the Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange, facilitating the exchange of education and workforce data within and across states. She has also worked on projects with a focus on improving educational outcomes for minority, low-income, and adult students. Prior to joining WICHE, she worked for the Colorado Department of Education and Red Rocks Community College. Sarah earned a Ph.D. in Education Policy from University of Colorado Boulder and a Bachelors degree from Wellesley College.