Sarah Pray is a senior policy analyst for Africa in the Open Society Foundations’ Washington, D.C., office. Pray executes the advocacy priorities of the four Open Society Foundations’ regional offices in Africa. She works with policymakers to promote human rights, free and fair elections, and the rule of law in Africa.
Prior to joining Open Society, Pray served as the coordinator of the Publish What You Pay United States coalition where she worked to improve transparency and accountability in the oil, gas, and mining industries. She also has worked at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights as a human rights attorney promoting corporate responsibility and government accountability around the extraction of oil in Chad.
Since 2010, Pray has taught a graduate level course on advocacy at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs. She serves on the Board of Directors of EG Justice, a human rights organization focusing on Equatorial Guinea.
She received a BA from the University of Michigan and a JD from Boston College Law School.