As Elemental Excelerator’s Policy & Community Manager in California, Sara leads local partnerships and project development with a focus on Elemental’s engagement and policy efforts in low-moderate income communities in California. Sara also helps facilitate robust community engagement and public convenings to align Elemental Excelerator and our portfolio companies’ work with the needs and priorities of communities disproportionately burdened by poverty and pollution.

Prior to Elemental Excelerator

Sara was at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission where she worked on local, state, and federal policy issues 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 Excelerator 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

She enjoys finding ways to celebrate culture, get resourceful and crafty in the beautiful Bay Area, and listening to records (the purest form of music).