Sarah Davies has six years of experience in strategic technology deployment. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Washington, where she was a NASA Space Grant Scholar. However, her love of all things internet trumped her love of science, and she went to work for NPower National, managing technology strategy and internal communications for a nationwide network of thirteen nonprofits. She then worked as the Internet Operations Manager for ACLU of Washington. At ACLU, she created and nurtured a phenomenally successful online community of thousands for the organization itself, as well as side projects like “Marijuana: It’s Time for a Conversation” and “Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.” She leveraged Facebook and Twitter at ACLU of Washington to enable hundreds of people to contact their legislators in Olympia, resulting in victories to implement full rights and responsibilities for domestic partners, to restrict the shackling of pregnant inmates, and to help patients obtain needed medical authorizations for medicinal marijuana. She is now a web developer for the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington.
Sarah has overseen creation of websites based on Drupal, Plone, and WordPress, from small sites with just a few static pages to large dynamic sites which allow users to search and sort through thousands of pages, requiring large amounts of custom code and design. Sarah is very active in the nonprofit technology arena. She has presented on the topic of social change through social media at the Nonprofit Technology Conference. She holds a Master of Science in Information Management from the University of Washington. She is passionate about the potential of the internet to empower changes in society, business, government, and education.