Sarah Holloway

Sarah Holloway

Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of International and Public Affairs; Director, Leadership, Innovation & Design Specialization

Sarah Holloway

International Affairs Building, Room 803A

212 854-3357


Personal Details

Focus areas: Nonprofits & social enterprises, start-ups, K–12 education, education technology with a focus on urban school systems, education equity

Sarah Holloway has worked in the public and nonprofit sector for 25 years. She is currently a full-time member of the SIPA faculty where she teaches Nonprofit Financial Management, Social Entrepreneurship and Design for Social Innovation. In addition to teaching, she runs the school’s Leadership, Innovation & Design Specialization—a set of courses and activities that support knowledge and skill building in non-profit, for-profit and social enterprise leadership and management.  Sarah has worked at the intersection of education, equity and technology (edtech) for 30 years and is the co-founder of MOUSE.orgComputer Science for All (CSforAll), and The Wellness Classroom.  During the beginning of the global pandemic in 2020, Sarah co-founded eLab, an online fellowship aimed at bringing together problem-solvers, experts and entrepreneurs in K-12, higher education and workforce to rethink the systems that educate our planet to help ensure equality and equity of access. eLab has served ~125 education entrepreneurs to date. Sarah sits on the Board of CSforALL, n-Powered, Five One Labs, Eat Offbeat, BenefitKitchen, Open StartUp, Gotham Gives and Columbia Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Design.  


  • MPA, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
  • BA, Bowdoin College


Research And Publications

In The Media

A new digital guide includes contributions from SIPA’s Norman Bartczak, Thomas Groll, Sarah Holloway, and Harold Stolper.

Dec 09 2022

CEO Neil Blumenthal told SIPA students how his mission-based company turned into a billion-dollar success story. 

Feb 04 2019

A panel on startups and regulated markets. 

Jan 23 2019

SIPA students, alumni, and faculty pursue joint project with Penn in support of social enterprise.

Dec 20 2015

Proposal for competition at Penn would support increased family engagement in New York public schools

Mar 17 2015