Sarah Holloway Headshot

Sarah Holloway

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

Sarah Holloway Headshot

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

Are you looking for one great book this summer — or maybe a few? We’re pleased to share recommendations from our faculty and staff.

Jun 14 2023

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