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Sabrina L. Schaeffer

Executive Director, Independent Women's Forum

Sabrina L. Schaeffer is the managing partner of Evolving Strategies.  Prior to launching Evolving Strategies, Sabrina worked in numerous communications positions. She served as the speechwriter for Senator George Voinovich of Ohio, the Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs at the Republican Jewish Coalition in Washington, DC, where she frequently served as a spokeswoman for the organization, and a member of the communications team for Bob McEwen's primary campaign in Ohio's second district.  As a Communications Associate at the White House Writers Group, Sabrina worked extensively on designing and orchestrating projects for a range of intellectual, government, and corporate clients on issues including energy policy, transportation policy, and telecommunication deregulation. While working for the White House Writers Group, she also acted as a liaison at the U.S. Department of Labor, where she helped launch "The Skilled Trades Initiative."  Sabrina began her career in Washington as an assistant to former United Nations Ambassador Jeane J. Kirkpatrick at the American Enterprise Institute.  She has commented on politics and political culture in publications such as Forbes, The Weekly Standard, The Washington Times, Foxnews.com, Philanthropy Magazine, National Review Online, Doublethink, Policy Review, Tech Central Station, and American Enterprise Online as well as on NBC, MSNBC, Fox News Channel and radio stations across the country.  Sabrina received her M.A. in Politics from the University of Virginia, where she focused on media effects and political behavior. Her thesis utilized data from a survey experiment to explore how different message frames regarding social security reform impacted public opinion. Sabrina also earned an M.A. in American History also at UVA.  Sabrina currently lives in Arlington, VA with her husband Adam and their three energetic children.

Publications and Multimedia
Ledbetter and Beyond: Does the Media Oversimplify Gender Issues? - Event Audio/Video
Civil Rights Practice Group and the Committee for Justice
October 11, 2012