Sarah Robertson

Director, Strategy, Impact, and Design for Liberation


Sarah Robertson is a strategist, culture coach, dot connector, and change agent.

As a Practice Director at DI, she weaves her deep commitment to social and racial justice with her background in consulting, organizational strategy, research, and creative problem-solving methods. You may find her leading an HCD cohort to improve job quality with frontline workers or collaborating with organizations to build culture and structures that foster equitable community engagement.

Sarah is an empathetic champion, dedicated to ensuring the folks most impacted are front-and-center in designing solutions, as their lived experiences unlock the most equitable and sustainable approaches. As a thoughtful listener and natural bridge-builder, Sarah sees every interaction as an opportunity for learning and connection. Her latest curiosity is exploring the links between behavior change and equitable outcomes.

Prior to DI, Sarah consulted Fortune 10 companies, national nonprofits, and grassroots community-based organizations on organizational and creative strategy. Sarah holds a BA in English Literature, Sociology, and the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability from Washington & Lee University. She is a co-author of Pathways to the Future, published by Design Impact in 2020.

She is a proud mama to two delightful kiddos, who graciously indulge her love of bad puns, adventurous cooking, spontaneous songwriting, and boundless curiosity.

Creative Outlets: Cooking and gardening, yoga and pilates, toddler art projects
Causes: Education access, equitable community development, sustainability

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