Sarah Hurwitz

Sarah Hurwitz was a White House speechwriter from 2009 to 2017, starting out as a Senior Speechwriter for President Barack Obama and then serving as Head Speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama.

Sarah worked with Mrs. Obama to craft widely-acclaimed addresses and traveled with her across America and to five continents.

Before working at the White House, Sarah was Chief Speechwriter for Hillary Clinton during her 2008 presidential primary campaign. She also served as Deputy Chief Speechwriter for Senator John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign; Deputy Chief Speechwriter for General Wesley Clark’s primary campaign; and a Speechwriter for Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa.

Sarah is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and she was a spring 2017 Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. Sarah is the author of Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life — In Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There).