Project director and communication strategist passionate about technology-driven and play-inspired social impact, ethical business and collaborative design. Lover of games, cooking, maps and mangos (and still trying to find a way to combine these).


Project director at Games for Change, the global nonprofit promoting and producing games for social impact. Leading our games and learning programs such as the Games for Change Student Challenge, exploring how games can support educators, engage students and improve how we both teach and learn.

Formerly a designer and communication strategist at UN Global Pulse, a United Nations innovation initiative exploring how digital data can be used for humanitarian development action, improving crisis response and policy monitoring in real time. In a seemingly former life, ran brand strategy for global healthcare clients at an NYC agency.

Received my MFA in Design for Social Innovation in the brave, inaugural class of 2014—learning to use systems thinking and design to solve problems across business, policy and the social sector. Before that, Urban Studies at Vassar.

Home is beautiful Brooklyn, where I’m part of the Greene Hill Food Co-op and play competitive ultimate frisbee. Thanks for stopping by. 

Sara Cornish