Sara El-Amine PhD (hc) is a progressive senior strategist who was one of the architects of the Obama grassroots movement, playing key roles outside the US White House to pass and implement healthcare reform, minimum wage, marriage equality, gun violence prevention, climate protections, and more during President Obama’s two terms in office. Post-Obama administration, she founded the Change.org Global Foundation and went on to build the advocacy arm of Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s new social impact effort, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
She was formerly Head of Public Engagement at Lyft. She is proudly Lebanese-American and Muslim-American, and was raised in the US, Spain, and Lebanon. Sara is the mom of a 3 year old, and lives in Oakland, CA with her Community Organizer husband, where they throw frequent theme parties of historic proportions in their spare time.