Senior Program Officer, Legal and Public Advocacy
Sarah graduated magna cum laude from Drexel University in 2014 with a B.S. in political science and a minor in history. In 2012, Sarah began working with FIRE as a Program Assistant through Drexel’s cooperative education program and remained on FIRE’s staff for through the rest of her undergraduate career. After graduation, Sarah defended students and faculty facing censorship in FIRE’s Individual Rights Defense Program, where she worked for five years. She is now Director of FIRE’s Targeted Advocacy program, where she focuses on U.S. universities’ relationship with international threats to free speech and art censorship. Her writing about free speech issues, including protest and blasphemy laws, has been featured in publications including Foreign Policy, Artsy, The Huffington Post, and New York Daily News.
- China’s NBA Free Speech Debacle Turned Out To Be A Prelude To Its COVID-19 Denialism – Techdirt
- Coronavirus Has Started a Censorship Pandemic – Foreign Policy
- It’s not just the NBA (and other corporations): How universities are failing the China test, too – New York Daily News
- 30 Years After the Rushdie Fatwa, Europe Is Moving Backward – Foreign Policy
- The Rise of Artistic Censorship on College Campuses Should Worry the American Public – Artsy