Sabine Talaugon


Synthesizer of complexities. Policy wonk. Media Maker.

Sabine Talaugon is an Analyst at Third Plateau. She joins the firm with a background in program planning, evaluation, and policy analysis in the sectors of public health and education. Sabine is passionate about weaving data and narrative together to tell transformative stories.

Before joining Third Plateau, Sabine worked at the California Consortium for Urban Indian Health, where she developed a multi-pronged domestic violence awareness program, supported the development of strategies to integrate traditional healing practices into healthcare settings, and provided data analysis in support of various projects. More recently, Sabine consulted with organizations to help them respond to political challenges and strengthen their policy advocacy capacity. She has also helped plan and evaluate holistic behavioral health programs. She is proud of her work on the Board of Intertribal Friendship House in Oakland/Ohlone territory.

While working on her Masters of Public Policy at Mills College, she worked with the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center on identifying policy alternatives to address Native American representation in public education. While attaining her BA in Public Policy and Economics from Mills College, she worked with youth on college preparation and goal management.

Sabine is literally a Native of California, descending from the Chumash people and hailing
from Chumash territory in the Central Coast of California. Now she lives in Sacramento/Nisenan land with her wife and dog, Dwayne. She enjoys cooking and spending time with family and community.