Sarah ingersoll

Director of Strategic Communications

Sarah is inspired by activating leaders, media, technology, partnerships, and money for the shared mission of reaching net zero by 2050. Her expertise is directing multi-stakeholder, multi-platform initiatives for impact.

She recently co-founded and was chief of operations and marketing for the Amazon Investor Coalition, a nonprofit funded by the U.K. Government to increase investment in forest-friendly enterprise in Amazonia to outcompete the deforestation economy. She was Director of Partnerships at ValuesAdvisor, a platform to connect High Net Worth investors with values-aligned impact expertise; and consultant to the Plastic Pollution Coalition, a global alliance of 1,200 organizations working toward a world free of plastic pollution. 

Prior to that, she managed operations for National Geographic’s innovation lab and global partnerships, where she directed a new partnership with Microsoft to use AI for Earth. Previously, Sarah directed strategy and marketing for the innovation institute at MedStar Health, a $6.7b nonprofit. She was director of Text4baby with Johnson & Johnson, the Wireless Association, and White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, inspiring 650k mothers to use the health innovation. She also consulted with the Democracy Alliance, a network of 80+ HNW donors, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; directed social impact campaigns for films; and produced an international climate change art contest. 

Sarah serves on the Board of Trustees for World Learning, a global nonprofit her grandparents founded to create a more peaceful and just world through education, sustainable development, and cultural exchange. She is also director of Bay End Farm, LLC, established in 1906, which includes an organic farm, wetlands, and protected wildlands.

Sarah has a master’s degree in education from Harvard University; and lives in Washington, DC where she spends as much time as possible in Rock Creek Park.