Olusade “Sade” Green is an associate in The Raben’s Group Issue Campaign & Movements practice area. Sade has a long-standing passion for writing and uses writing as an activist tool to achieve equity and justice and Black liberation.
Prior to joining Raben, Sade interned for Representative Kathleen Rice (D-NY) in Washington, D.C. After witnessing the lack of racial diversity amongst the Congressional interns, legislative staff, and elected officials, she made it her mission to help expand the political pipeline for young people of color. In 2018, Sade interned for the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School. While interning at the Houston Institute, Sade designed and organized the 2019 Leadership Brainery National Impact Summit at Harvard Law School, which equipped college students of color and first-generation college students with the knowledge and tools necessary to become leaders in their communities and enact social change. Sade has also advocated for racial diversity in Congress by giving a TEDx Talk titled “Our Seat at the Table” and writing a Forbes op-ed titled “How The Political Pipeline Disenfranchises Young People of Color.” While interning for the The United State of Women, Sade supported planning for the 2020 USOW Summit, Galvanize Program, and Ambassador Program — programs which empower and train women on running for office, organizing, entrepreneurship, and leadership.
Sade graduated cum laude from Amherst College in 2020 with a bachelor’s in English. During her times as an undergraduate, she founded Amherst College’s State of the College Address, served as a senator in the Amherst Association of Students Senate, worked as a program coordinator for the Multicultural Resource Center, was a member of the Black Student Union and African and Caribbean Students’ Union, was selected as a Forbes Under 30 Scholar, and wrote an honors thesis that celebrates Black women and girls. When she’s not reading or writing, Sade is into music (Hip hop, rap, R&B, jazz, Afrobeats, and reggae), performing slam poetry, catching up on her favorite television shows, traveling, and spending time with her family in her hometown of Long Island, New York.