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Sarah Granger has over 20 years of experience in technology and new media, including policy, politics and social good. She recently founded the Center for Technology, Media & Society, based in Silicon Valley, dedicated to educating, informing and…Full Bio Below »
Sarah Granger has over 20 years of experience in technology and new media, including policy, politics and social good. She recently founded the Center for Technology, Media & Society, based in Silicon Valley, dedicated to educating, informing and connecting stakeholders around converging topics like transparent e-government, high-tech workplace flexibility, and gender bias online. She also is a Fellow at the Truman National Security Project and co-chairs their cybersecurity expert group.
Sarah began her career working in cybersecurity for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and then at the California Maritime Academy, after finishing a degree in "Technology & Society" at the University of Michigan. She then worked as a project and product manager in several Internet companies before pursuing technology policy projects at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, where she served as a delegate to the World Summit on the Information Society. She previously chaired the digital government committee of the U.S. Public Policy Council of ACM, a global 100,000+ member organization of technology professionals.
In 2005, she was appointed to the Environmental Quality Commission for the City of Menlo Park, California, and from 2008 - 2010, she served a two-year term as a representative to the Junior Leagues of California State Public Affairs Committee, advocating on women's health and education issues, culminating in the passage of ACR 105 designating May as Perinatal Depression Awareness Month in the State of California.
Sarah writes regular online columns at The Huffington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle at SFGate.com. Her work has also been published in Security Focus, Spectrum magazine, Forbes Russia and MSNBC.com. She has been a blogger for a decade now, including serving as Interim Political Director for BlogHer during the 2010 election. She covered the Democratic National Convention in 2008 for the MOMocrats, BlogHer, and Women for Obama. She has also been to the White House as credentialed media. A frequent media commentator, she has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS, Mtv Japan, RT, ABC and NPR.
During the 2004 campaign cycle, she led the launch of the "first true weblog to be put up by a politician," while directing Internet strategy and operations for former Senator Gary Hart's presidential exploratory campaign. Since then, she has advised dozens of candidates for Congress and state legislatures on new media strategy, earning a New Media Award from the California Democratic Party in 2009 and a Campaign Innovator award from Campaigns & Elections magazine in 2011. Her work has primarily focused on women candidates and women's political organizations, including WomenCount, the Women's Campaign Fund, and Emerge America.
An active public speaker, Sarah has been a keynote lecturer, panelist, organizer, moderator and workshop facilitator. She has spoken at a wide range of conferences, including the Tech Policy Summit, South by Southwest Interactive, Startup Women - Russia, Gov 2.0 Expo, Computers, Freedom & Privacy, Fem 2.0, BlogHer, and the Nonprofit Technology Conference. She also serves on the advisory committee and foreign policy committee for Netroots Nation. She has traveled to over 35 countries and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
For more information, see SarahGranger.com.