Sarah is a Program Lead for PAI’s Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency in AI team. Sarah is deeply interested in topics at the intersections of AI, social justice, and power. Through her work, she is dedicated to building a diverse community and advancing research to help inform the responsible development and use of artificial intelligence.

Previously, Sarah led research on the socio-political aspects of AI at the Brookfield Institute, a non-profit think tank housed at Ryerson University in Toronto, where she designed and delivered a series of national workshops on AI policy supported by the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy. Prior to this, Sarah was a research assistant at the University of Cambridge where she contributed to the development of The Whistle, a digital human rights reporting verification tool. She has also contributed to IEEE’s Global Initiative on the Ethical Considerations of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems as both a member of the Wellbeing committee and the metrics working group.

Sarah has presented her work at forums such as the Canada-UK Symposium on Ethics in Artificial Intelligence, the Open Government Partnership Global Summit, and the Media Ethics Conference. She has been recognized as one of 100 Brilliant Women to follow in AI Ethics and as one of 30 Women Advancing AI in Canada. She has also been featured in Fast Company and the Globe and Mail.

Sarah holds an MSc in Data and Society from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA in Political Science and International Relations from the University of London.

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