Deputy Director of Communications
Sarah Spengeman is Energy Innovation’s deputy director of communications, where she designs campaigns to help program staff effectively communicate EI’s original policy analysis, research, and modeling to policymakers and the media.
Sarah has almost twenty years of experience in campaign strategy, policy advocacy, and non-profit organizations. Before joining Energy Innovation, she was the associate director for communications and advocacy at Health Care Without Harm, where she led the organization’s work to leverage the economic, political, and moral influence of the healthcare sector for climate policy solutions at all levels of government. Sarah also co-organized the highly successful Nuns on the Bus campaign, a project of NETWORK Lobby, which has been featured in dozens of media outlets including ABC News, Rolling Stone, and Time.
She is a board member of Interfaith Power and Light, working to mobilize people of faith for climate solutions in their congregations and communities, and is also a co-author of a chapter on health professional climate advocacy in the forthcoming book Global Climate Change and Human Health: From Science to Practice. Sarah is a longstanding advocate for animal welfare, helping secure groundbreaking advancements in animal protection such as Massachusetts’ ballot question 3, the nation’s first statewide law to protect farm animals from cruel confinement.
She earned her B.A. in political science from Westmont College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Notre Dame.