Sara Cornish

Sara is the Senior Director of Programs and Strategy at Games for Change, where she develops new partnership-driven projects and leads on learning programs. In 2015, Sara developed and launched the first G4C Student Challenge in NYC public schools, which has since scaled nationally. She curated the Games for Learning Summit in 2016, and helped establish the first Games for Learning Working Group.

Sara has ten years of cross-sector experience as a communication strategist and project director. She joined the G4C team from United Nations Global Pulse, a big data innovation lab of the UN Secretary-General, where she developed challenges and managed communications and design with partners including Skoll Global Threats, Microsoft, World Bank and UN Foundation. At FCB Health, Sara managed brand strategy for clients including Pfizer, Merck, Medtronic, Nestlé, and Riverside Park. She’s worked in sustainable energy advocacy in Ethiopia, NYC web startup, and runs marketing for a Brooklyn food co-op.
With a passion for both playing and designing games, Sara has run games at the annual Come Out & Play games festival and captains a club ultimate frisbee team. Sara has a MFA in Design for Social Innovation from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, and a BA from Vassar College in Urban Studies.

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