Sarah McLaughlin

About Sarah McLaughlin

Sarah graduated magna cum laude from Drexel University in 2014 with a B.S. in political science and a minor in history. In 2012, Sarah began working with FIRE through Drexel’s cooperative education program as a Program Assistant. She stayed on FIRE’s staff for another year through the rest of her undergraduate career. After graduation, Sarah took on the position of Program Associate for FIRE’s Individual Rights Defense Program. In addition to her passion for free speech, Sarah is an avid J.R.R. Tolkien fan.


  • FIRE Speakers at 2014 AAUP Conference, June 11, 2014

  • Don’t Save the Date: NYT, WSJ, Fox, MSNBC, NPR Cover ‘Disinvitation Season’, May 13, 2014

  • Lewis & Clark College Stays Silent on Racial Harassment Charges, May 13, 2014

  • Will ‘Disinvitation Season’ Become ‘Re-invitation Season’?, May 6, 2014

  • UC Berkeley Should Commemorate the ‘Free Speech Movement’ By Becoming a ‘Green Light’ School, May 1, 2014

  • FIRE’s ‘Spotlight’ Database Featured in New ACTA Report, April 22, 2014

  • Bergen Administrators Fear ‘Game of Thrones’ Quote, Censor Professor, April 16, 2014

  • Protest of Transgender Student’s Treatment Could Be Threatened by College’s Free Speech Zone, April 3, 2014

  • Another Student Preacher Faces Punishment for Controversial Message, April 3, 2014

  • Former FIRE Intern Asks ‘Daily Targum’ Board of Trustees to Respect Student Rights, February 19, 2014