Sarah Oh has advised nonprofit organizations in the worlds of media development, democracy and conflict for more than a decade. She now serves as Human Rights Advisor at Twitter, where she focuses on the use of social media to promote and safeguard human rights.
But Twitter isn’t Sarah’s first stop in Big Tech. She also led Facebook’s crisis response efforts and oversaw their reaction to major elections and events in the Asia-Pacific region, including the 2017 Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar. Sarah designed online hate speech and digital rights programs during the country’s “connectivity revolution” with grassroots civil society leaders and tech entrepreneurs. What Sarah loves most about her work is “the opportunity to work on understanding and addressing hard problems.”
Sarah was nominated for the Hall of Femme by Ally Dear, who called her “an amazing human rights advocate” and “a real friend.” When defining success, Sarah paraphrases author Mary Catherine Bateson: "The possibility to create a piece of art called life.”Find Sarah on Instagram and Twitter.