Sarah Oh is a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab and founding team member of T2, a public short-text platform that aims to put responsible design first.
Oh has more than a decade of experience, most recently serving as human rights advisor at Twitter and leading Facebook’s crisis-response efforts in the Asia Pacific and South Asia as a senior member of the Strategic Response Team within the office of the chief executive officer and chief operating officer. In this role, she oversaw Facebook’s response to the Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar.
Before Facebook, Oh collaborated with civil society in Myanmar to address online hate speech and promote digital rights during the country’s ‘connectivity revolution.’ Ahead of Myanmar’s 2015 elections, Oh established education programs and events to develop digital voter education tools that reached millions of voters online.
Oh began her career at the National Democratic Institute where she served as the nonprofit’s inaugural Silicon Valley Partnerships Representative. In addition to establishing strategic relationships between tech companies and civic groups, she provided oversight on projects leveraging open data to help citizens engage in politics. She also organized legislative exchange programs for the House Democracy Partnership, a bipartisan commission of the US House of Representatives that convened legislators from emerging democracies to share strategies for accountability and transparency.
Oh advises company executives, elected officials, and nonprofits on responsible business growth, equitable partnerships, atrocity prevention, conflict mediation, and transitional justice. She has worked on assignments focused on Southeast Asia, the Western Balkans, North Korea, West Africa, and Panama.
Oh received her bachelor’s degree with honors in political science from Northwestern University and was previously a visiting scholar at the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society and the Banatao Institute at the University of California.