Tala Saad (she/her) is the Policy Coordinator and Student Action Network for Educational Equity (SANE) Liaison for the Kentucky Student Voice Team and a member of the board.
Tala Saad (she/her) is the Policy Co-Coordinator and Student Action Network for Educational Equity (SANE) Liaison for the Kentucky Student Voice Team and a member of the board. She joined the team during her junior year of high school and has since been engaged in various projects within the team including Measurement, Assessment, and Accountability, production of the“Get Schooled!” podcast, Legislative team, NewEDU Newsroom launch, and Race to Learn research team. Tala has worked on lobbying initiatives surrounding multiple bills. These efforts included authoring Op-Eds calling for excused absences for mental health days in schools which were published in the Lexington Herald Leader and the Louisville Courier Journal. Additionally, she also worked on lobbying efforts aimed at opposing legislation that would prohibit conversations regarding race and ethnicity within schools including HB18, HB14, and SB 128.
Outside of KSVT, Tala is a presiding officer for the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association, the service committee chair of the We-Day Kentucky Youth Board, and member of the Louisville Girls Leadership Steering Committee. She is also a senior at Kentucky Country Day School in Oldham County.