vice president, advancement
Sarah is responsible for attracting the funds that allow As You Sow to deliver on its mission and create change. She came to us from Chabot Space & Science Center, where as head of Development she was responsible for raising this science museum’s budget through grants, gifts, and galas. Between Chabot and As You Sow, Sarah served as a Senior Consultant to the Sierra Club’s Beyond Oil Campaign, writing reports on tar sands-derived fuels in corporate fleets and on Enbridge’s Alberta Clipper tar sands pipeline. She has also written on carbon financing for the Big Sur Land Trust, and on REDD+ carbon offset baseline issues. Before pivoting to the environment and climate change, she was Director of Marketing at a venture-funded tech start-up, and worked in financial analysis, marketing and product management at Chevron and Ampex. She holds a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley with Highest Honors in Rhetoric and Distinction in General Scholarship; an M.B.A from Cornell; and a graduate certificate in Environmental Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.