Food & Ag Policy Specialist
Sarah is a project manager and community organizer with 7 years of experience in using data and storytelling to advocate for inclusive policies and programs that strengthen local food systems.
In addition to her work with New Venture Advisors, Sarah is also the Policy and Advocacy Manager at Food Well Alliance where she leads the organization’s engagement with local governments throughout the metro Atlanta area. She managed the adoption of the Southeast region’s first-ever City Agriculture Plan in East Point, GA and facilitated the creation of a Local Food System Commission. She is working to expand the program to multiple cities across the region in conjunction with the Atlanta Regional Commission. Sarah also co-facilitates the Atlanta Community Compost Council, leading efforts to expand infrastructure, training, and awareness around community composting operations.
Formerly, Sarah has served as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Hunger Free America focused on developing best practices for food waste diversion at higher education institutions and as a Client Service Manager at Willis Towers Watson.
Sarah has a Masters in Food and Agriculture Law and Policy from Vermont Law School and B.A.s in Economics and Environmental Policy from the College of William and Mary. Sarah currently lives with her husband and their Australian Shepherd in Decatur, GA, where she is a mediocre, but optimistic gardener.