Sara Owre applies her strong background in program management, customer service, and research/editorial skills for print to Groundswell’s Labs and Data Science team in her role as the Program Manager of Labs & Data Science. She believes in the power of communication and learning every day through personal endeavors and interpersonal interactions. She is excited to put these skills and attitudes to work to communicate the team’s research findings in research publications and beyond.

Prior to joining Groundswell, Sara worked at a large global public health organization to implement malaria intervention projects. As a lifetime French speaker, Sara primarily managed projects in West African countries, learning the strength and dynamism of diverse project teams through her work. Sara has always been passionate about strengthening informal and formal education systems, and she used her talents to develop several youth summer leadership programs in the D.C. area in 2021-2022. Sara is eager to continue strengthening informal networks of learning to bring the highest quality energy programs to local communities through Groundswell’s Labs and Data Science research work.

Sara holds a B.A. in International Affairs and French Language from The George Washington University. While at GW, Sara volunteered with initiatives such as Jumpstart and Reading Partners to provide extracurricular support in D.C. public schools. Outside of work, Sara continues to work with local youth by coaching a Girls On The Run chapter in Arlington, Virginia, where she inspires each girl on her team to build self-confidence, teamwork, and athletic potential. She is also an avid runner, enjoys painting, exploring nature, and fiction novels.