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SARAH RYAN

Manager, Responsible Innovation

San Francisco

 

As Manager of Responsible Innovation, Sarah leads Article One’s responsible innovation and safety-by-design work. This work includes helping teams embed ethics, privacy, safety, and inclusion into their hardware and software products at every stage of the product lifecycle. Sarah is committed to ensuring that all impacted communities are represented during product design. She also supports human rights and social impact work for Article One’s technology clients.

Sarah comes from the tech policy world. She most recently led product policy for Meta’s augmented and virtual reality product organizations. This work included drafting user and developer conduct and content policies, leading the new product reviews to ensure products were safe and inclusive, and working with leadership on strategic initiatives around safety, policy, and operations. Before working on augmented and virtual reality products, Sarah also led Meta’s product policy work for video products, including Facebook Live, and worked on suicide and self-harm operational and policy issues.

Before Meta, Sarah worked at petition platform Change.org first as a human rights campaigner where she worked with petition starters to affect global change through their online campaigns, including garment workers in Bangladesh and North Korean refugees. She then moved to the policy team where she drafted Change.org’s content policies and worked on other issues like privacy, public policy, communications, and user safety.

Sarah holds a Master of Public Affairs from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Anthropology and African Studies from Georgetown University.