Sara takes care of the Equity & Access track, Elemental’s investment track to pair climate-positive startups with opportunities for social equity. Sara focuses on creating local partnerships and project development with an eye towards community engagement and policy efforts to benefit our portfolio and to low-moderate income customers in California‘s frontline communities at the same time. Sara also helps facilitate robust community engagement and public convenings to align portfolio companies’ work with the needs and priorities of communities most vulnerable to climate change

Prior to Elemental Excelerator

Sara was at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission where she worked on local, state, and federal policy and managed special projects across the utility’s water, wastewater, and power enterprises. Sara is also a former Greenlining Institute Environmental Equity fellow. A graduate of Howard University School of Law, she enjoys the unique opportunity Elemental has to be a bridge to make policy engagement more accessible and technological innovation culturally relevant. Sara is also a proud alum of Emory University where she studied English and concentrated on literature of marginalized people. 

Outside of the office

Sara enjoys live music, cooking with friends, and the far-away feeling that comes with hiking or swimming just a few miles away from her home in the bay.