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Sarah Charles

Executive and Operations Coordinator
Sarah started her career as an educator, advocate and organizer across different parts of New York state, most recently at Open Society Foundations, where she supported grant making and advocacy portfolios to address the overdose crisis in the United States. In her life before philanthropy, Sarah worked as an activist and coordinator with Citizens Campaign for the Environment, serving as a community organizer for environmental and climate justice campaigns. She also spent some years in the classroom, teaching in public schools. Sarah holds a BA in History from the University at Albany, and a Master’s of Science in Education from Syracuse University. In her free time, Sarah enjoys cooking, reading, dreaming of the beach, and volunteering on electoral campaigns that she believes in. She finds motivation in the power of building community and solidarity in the world around her, and brings that spirit to her work.