Sarah Armstrong is the Executive Director for the Internet Society Foundation. Over the course of her career, her work has spanned non-profit, humanitarian, foundation and international development contexts both in the United States and overseas.
Her previous position was with Abt Associates where she directed the Marketing Communications department and was responsible for strategy, operations and program management for the communications, marketing and business development functions.
Before joining Abt, Sarah worked as The United States Agency for International Development’s Director of Outreach and Communications in Juba, South Sudan. It was at that time that South Sudan was becoming a new nation. She has also been a consultant to various non-profits and has directed successful programs for a wide range of organizations including AARP; the American Red Cross; and clients of Porter Novelli, an international public relations firm.
In 2004, Sarah established A Brighter Tomorrow for Africa Foundation (BTA), a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of women and children in Sierra Leone, West Africa through the financial support of small, community-based organizations. The organization now develops and maintains school feeding programs in rural and urban areas of Sierra Leone for over 1000 children who are now able to succeed in school because of the nourishment they receive.
Sarah is the recipient of the Humanitarian Leadership Award, awarded by the National Organization of Sierra Leoneans of North America, and is a member of the Challenge Leadership Group on Digital Inclusion for MIT.