Sarah Pray

Professorial Lecturer

Part-time Faculty


Email: Sarah Pray

Sarah Pray is the Managing Director of Policy for Americans for Financial Reform. Sarah’s career has focused on advocacy in the Washington D.C. policymaker community on a diverse range of issues, including corporate accountability, democracy, human rights, rule of law, and corruption. Most recently, Sarah was the Director of Advocacy for the Open Society Foundation’s Economic Justice Program. She also held other roles at OSF, including Program Officer focused on trade and natural resource governance and the Senior Policy Analyst for Africa.

Since 2010, Sarah has been a lecturer at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs teaching graduate skills courses on advocacy.

Sarah’s other previous positions include leading the Publish What You Pay United States coalition, shepherding the successful effort to pass Dodd-Frank Section 1504. Sarah started her career in Washington, D.C. promoting corporate responsibility and government accountability around the extraction of oil in Chad at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights. 

Sarah serves on the Board of Directors of EG Justice, a human rights organization focusing on Equatorial Guinea and Global Financial Integrity, which focuses on combatting corruption and illicit financial flows.  She received a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.

Human Rights, Africa, Resource Curse, Corruption

Advocacy Skills

J.D. Boston College Law School